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Premier League: Esteban Cambiasso A Real Coup For Leicester City

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Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has secured a real coup for the club by signing Argentine legend Esteban Cambiasso. The former Inter Milan midfielder has signed a one-year deal for the newly promoted side and will be looking forward to getting started.

Cambiasso, who has accumulated over 50 caps for his national side Argentina, was a free agent after being released form Inter in the summer. The 34-year-old signed for the Italian giants back in 2004. He spent 10 years at the club and stacked up over 300 appearances for the 2010 Champions League winners. In his time with Inter he won the Serie A five times and the Italian Cup on four occasions in a very successful spell. He also won La Liga in his time at Real Madrid.

The former Inter man signed for the Foxes on Thursday and could be making his first appearance in the English Premier League when Leicester face Arsenal on Sunday. Cambiasso will offer Leicester something a bit different in midfield, as he will sit in front of the back four and can still do a very capable job. His pure presence on the pitch should help the younger players, and he could be vital for the club’s survival ambitions. At the age of 34 now, Pearson will have to be careful how he utilizes the Argentine, but with the right management, he could prove a great signing for the Foxes.

Leicester have started the season very respectably, with a good point at home to Everton and then an unlucky loss at Chelsea. The 2013-14 Championship winners host the Gunners on Sunday. It will be a tough task for Leicester, but with the arrival of Cambiasso, the club will be on a high and may surprise Arsene Wenger‘s side.

Gareth Hinton is a Soccer writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Galccfc “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google