Leicester City announce signing of Esteban Cambiasso

Aug 29, 12:58 PM

Independiente, River Plate, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and now ... Leicester City.

Thursday saw Esteban Cambiasso join the fifth club of his career, and to say it's a puzzling move would be an understatement given the history of teams that he's represented.

Cambiasso, who became a free agent after 10 seasons with Inter Milan and turned 34 this month, is joining the East Midlands club on a one-year deal.

Although he's a few years past his prime, he will surely be seen as one of the biggest signings in Leicester's history. During his decade at Inter, he helped the Italian club hoist a number of trophies, including:

  • Champions League (2010)
  • Club World Cup (2010)
  • 5 x Serie A (2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10)
  • 4 x Coppa Italia (2004-05, 2005-06, 2009-10, 2010-11)
  • 4 x Italian Super Cup (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010)

He also earned 50 caps and notched five goals while representing Argentina, and was part of their 2006 World Cup squad that reached the quarter-finals. Leicester will surely be hoping he can help score goals in a similar fashion to the 26-pass sequence he finished off against Serbia.

The Argentine midfielder will wear No. 19 and may be available for Leicester's clash against Arsenal on Sunday.

Feature photo courtesy of Reuters/Alessandro Garofalo