Frank Lampard has said he will visit the memorial to 9/11 victims after his move to New York City FC was met with hostility from local press over allegations he "mocked" American tourists in the wake of the terror attacks.
Admitting he was "young and naive" at the time of the incident, the former Chelsea midfielder told ITV News that he would visit the memorial to pay his respects.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard has reportedly agreed a free transfer to New York City, with Atletico Madrid marksman David Villa is set to join him.
According to the Sunday Mirror, Lampard and Villa met with Jason Kreis, installed as New York City head coachin January by the Premier League champions' chief executive officer Ferran Soriano. Lampard broke off from his preparations with England for the World Cup to sort out his move.
Lampard is understood to be have agreed to a basic wage significantly less than the £150,000-a-week that he picked up at Chelsea.
The midfielder said: "I'm absolutely delighted. Everybody knows I always maintained the dream was to stay at Chelsea. We've been talking for ages and even though it went on for quite a period it was always amicable.
"I want to thank Mr Abramovich for everything he's done in making the dream a reality. I love this club, the staff, the players and especially the supporters, who have treated me fantastically since the day I arrived.
"The thought of helping the club to more success in the forthcoming years is all I ever wanted. I couldn't be happier."