The uncertainty over the midfielder’s status emerged after his stay at Manchester City, which was initially described as a loan from its New York partner club, was extended until the end of the season.
Soccer is about to be a temporary mainstay at Yankee Stadium, and New York City Football Club is adding to the tradition of the famous ballpark. With Lampard joining Villa, the stars are aligned in the Bronx.
Lampard, who was once accused of mocking stranded Americans after the 9/11 terror attacks, is joining New York City FC.
World soccer giants Real Madrid, AC Milan, Chelsea and Paris Saint-German are all set to play at Yankee Stadium this summer.