A rather intriguing and quite frankly amusing situation is developing here at the Football Transfer Tavern after news from the Daily Mirror captured our attention. The claim involves both Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard being offered a deal at Manchester United.
Why is this funny you may wonder? Well the issue of course is the reaction of Rio Ferdinand to this, given his relationship with Cole after the John Terry trial. The players now refuse to speak to each other and Cole’s family even weighed in on a coin being thrown at Rio.
Whilst the Cole / Rio argument is now bordering on pathetic, there are also believed to be slightly frosty relations between former West Ham colleagues Frank Lampard and Ferdinand. Not forgetting the quite right, if not slightly nauseating tribute John Terry posted to Lampard on Instagram and you have a soap opera worthy of Eastenders. All that needs to happen now is for Wayne Bridge to enter the mix and we have ourselves a prime time show!
If you consider footballing reasons alone, there are clear reasons to offer Lampard and Cole contracts at Old Trafford, especially given that Sir Alex Ferguson has prolonged the spells of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes into their thirites. Not to mention the fact that Rio himself is out of contract in the summer. Let the drama begin.