Frank Lampard
Frank Lampard will consider whether he wants to continue playing for England after completing his move to New York CityGetty

Frank Lampard will consider his England future after finally completing his protracted move to new Major League Soccer Franchise New York City FC.

Chelsea's all-time leading goalscorer was released by the Blues in the summer but quickly departed for Brazil as part of England's failed World Cup bid.

The 36-year-old featured just once at the tournament, in the goaless draw against Costa Rica in the final group game, a match in which he was captain.

Lampard earned 106 England caps, scored 29 goals and competed at five major tournaments - two European Championships and three World Cups.

At a televised press conference, Lampard said: "In terms of England, I've not had a lot of time after the World Cup. Getting my personal future was the most important, now I have to think about England.

"Now I know where I will be playing my football, I can make that decision and I will do soon."

Frank Lampard celebrates becoming Chelsea's record goalscorer in May 2013Getty

Lampard's first season for the New York City FC which is owned by Premier League champions Manchester City, does not start until 2015.

The midfielder, who signed a two-year contract with the club and will wear the number 8 shirt he is synonymous with, will have illustrious company at the MLS side after it captured Spain's record goalscorer David Villa from Atletico Madrid.

He leaves Stamford Bridge with an impressive haul of silverware and a remarkable legacy having scored 211 goals from 648 appearances for Chelsea.

Lampard won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, two league cups and the Champions League at Chelsea and is the only midfielder to have scored 150 or more goals since the league's inception in 1992.

Lampard said: "New York ticks all the right boxes for me. It's very exciting. Chelsea will always have a huge place in my heart, but it's now a new challenge.

"I had a fantastic 13 years there and can look back at that with pride, but it was a great time for me and Chelsea to move on.

"Having seen the vision of this club, I have seen a real long-term plan and I want to be involved and I want to keep on challenging myself."