Newcastle legend Shearer: Incredible Chelsea allowing Lampard to leave

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer can't believe Chelsea are refusing to offer Frank Lampard new terms.

Shearer wrote in The Sun: "I find it absolutely incredible that Chelsea should decide there is no way they will offer Frank Lampard a new contract.

"You have to wonder what more he could possibly have done to convince the people in power at the club that he deserves to be kept on for at least one more season.

"It has always been my belief that when you judge a player, you don’t look at his age, you look at his level of performance.

"And on his performances alone this season, you would have to say any club would want to have Frank on board.

"As well as being a fantastic player, he is a wonderful global ambassador for the club.

"Everyone I know admires and respects Frank for the way he conducts himself, as well as the wonderful contribution he has made on the pitch in his 11 years as a Chelsea player.

"Yes, I understand all good things come to an end. But I still feel Chelsea would benefit hugely from having Frank around for another year or two."

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