Leicester City are prepared to offer Esteban Cambiasso £5million if he agrees to join them on a two-year contract.
Nigel Pearson is currently assembling his squad ahead of their return to the Premier League, having won the Championship with an impressive haul of 102 points last season. A club record £8million has been spent on Brighton & Hove Albion striker Leonardo Ulloa, whilst Matthew Upson, Marc Albrighton, Jack Barmby, Louis Rowley and Ben Hamer have also joined.
Yet all of these would be overshadowed if the Foxes manage to add Cambiasso to their ranks. The midfield player, who turns 34 later this month, is a free agent after ending his 10-year spell at Internazionale earlier this summer. It is believed he now wants to experience life in England, and is keen to secure a transfer sooner rather than later.
Indeed, according to the Daily Mirror, Leicester are firmly in pole-position for the player, who is due to arrive for talks in the near future. It is understood that Pearson’s club are prepared to pay the Argentine a salary of £5million over two-years, which they can offset against his free agent status.
Cambiasso won five Serie A title during his time with the Nerazzurri, as well as four Coppa Italia’s and, in 2010 under Jose Mourinho, he helped them to the treble including the UEFA Champions League. Prior to this he had a two-year stint with Real Madrid, winning La Liga in 2002-03. He collected 52 caps during an 11-year international career, scoring five goals.