Leicester City have announced the signing of former Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiaso on a free.
The 34-year-old had been without a club since being released by Inter at the end of last season.
‘Foxes’ coach Nigel Pearson persuaded the ex-Argentine international to move to the Premier League newcomers, despite interest from River Plate in his homeland.
“Leicester City Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Esteban Cambiasso on a one-year deal,” a statement on Leicester’s website confirmed.
The ex-Real Madrid footballer will wear the number 19 shirt and could be in contention for Sunday’s clash with Arsenal.
Cambiasso was a key member of Inter’s 2010 treble-winning side as he helped Jose Mourinho’s side lift the Serie A title, Coppa Italia and UEFA Champions League.
He made over 300 appearances for Inter after moving to Italy from Real Madrid in 2004. However, he was deemed surplus to requirements in the close-season, despite making 32 Serie A appearances last term.
Cambiasso also made 52 appearances for Argentina, scoring five times, before retiring from international duty in 2011.