Leicester City in talks with Cambiasso

Cambiasso

Newly promoted Premier League side, Leicester City are in talks to sign former Argentina international and Champions League winner, Esteban Cambiasso who is a free agent since leaving Inter Milan at the end of last season.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Leicester manager, Nigel Pearson will hold discussions with Cambiasso over a possible move but will want to assess the 33-year-old’s fitness before making any firm offer.

Leicester have competition for the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan star from Valencia, West Ham and Aston Villa but they could be put off by the players wish to sign a two-year-deal.

Cambiasso’s wage demands will no doubt put him among the top earners at a club like Leicester and so a two-year-contract may prove too much of a drain on their resources.

However, if Cambiasso can prove his fitness, his experience and tenacity in central midfield could be invaluable.

At 33, this would be his final move but throughout his career, Cambiasso has undoubtedly been a winner. Part of the River Plate side that won the Clausura in 2002, before leaving for Real Madrid, where he won La Liga and the UEFA Cup and most recently at Inter Milan, winning the Serie A title five times and the Champions League.

River Plate were keen to bring him back to Argentina earlier in the window but Cambiasso is understood to want to remain in Europe. Certainly if Cambiasso is still up to the rigours of Premier League football then his signature would be a coup for Leicester.

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