As one of most decorated players in Argentine history and after a superb season in England it is easy to see why Leicester City were so keen to retain the services of Esteban Cambiasso. The 34-year-old was the Foxes player of the year as they sensationally avoided relegation but after opting against signing a new deal it appears he has now decided on a move to Greek side Olympiakos as a free agent.
Cambiasso was met by supporters in the colours of Argentina and Olympiakos when he arrived in Athens on Friday after the Greek media reported his imminent transfer. The celebrated veteran is expected to complete a medical and sign a two-year deal with Greek Superleague champions, Olympiakos.
His transfer to Leicester one year ago was met with surprise after such a glittering career that took him from Independiente, to River Plate, to Real Madrid and then to Inter Milan. Well into his thirties many had suggested he would not be able to cope with the pace of the Premier League but the player they call ‘Cuchu’ or old man, proved all those doubters wrong. Typically battling displays in the heart of the Leicester midfield were central to the Foxes success and new manager Claudio Ranieri had attempted to persuade the 34-year-old to stay.
After informing Leicester he would not be staying there had been much speculation surrounding his future with clubs from around Europe, the USA and South America linked. However, Olympiakos now appear to have won the race and the current Superleague champions will be adding a player who knows all about winning titles.
The 52-times capped international has captured 23 titles throughout his career and could well add to this tally with a two-year stay in Greece.