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BT Have Made The Biggest Punditry Signing Of The Season At The Expense Of Sky

BT Have Made The Biggest Punditry Signing Of The Season At The Expense Of Sky

The focus has naturally been on the absurd, world record fee PSG have paid for Neymar, but away from the pitch, BT Sport have made the biggest signing of the season from a punditry point of view.

The broadcaster have announced that Chelsea legend and children's' author Frank Lampard has joined the channel for the forthcoming season, following his retirement in February of this year.

It's somewhat of a surprise, given the fact that Lampard did quite a bit of punditry work with rivals Sky Sports last season, and made an appearance on Monday Night Football alongside Jamie Carragher in March along with a few more around live weekend matches.

But he has been snaffled by BT for the season ahead, to work alongside other erstwhile members of England's Golden Generation: Steven Gerrard, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Owen, Paul Scholes and, er, Owen Hargreaves.

Gerrard welcomed Lampard in self-effacing fashion, attempting to get ahead of the predictable deluge of 'Gerrard and Lampard can't work together' gags.

He posted this on Instagram with the caption:

Great signing for our team @btsport. Wonder if we can work together because we couldn't play together could we? Welcome to @franklampard! 

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Lampard replied to the post, by the way, replying:
Yeah let's bring that question up again. Look forward to working with you @stevengerrard. Let's try not to talk over each other. You go I sit, I sit you go...
 Sky meanwhile, yesterday confirmed the news that Niall Quinn will be stepping away from his role as an analyst for the season ahead.

See Also: Arsene Wenger Cuts The Bullshit And Calls The Neymar Transfer For What It Is

 

Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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