Esteban Cambiasso is available on a free transfer (©GettyImages)
Esteban Cambiasso is available on a free transfer (©GettyImages).

Esteban Cambiasso is a target for Tottenham

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New Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be looking into the possibility of bringing compatriot Esteban Cambiasso to Tottenham on a free transfer, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 33-year-old's current contract with Inter Milan expires this month, prompting Spurs to consider a swoop as new boss Pochettino looks to build a side that can compete for a Champions League place.


The duo are likely to be familiar with one another, having briefly been members of the Argentina squad back in the early 2000s. As a result Pochettino will know all about the qualities Cambiasso can bring to the squad - tenacity, discipline and a winning mentality, along with excellent ball-playing ability.

With Cambiasso's career into a third decade he brings with him vast experience, having earned over 50 caps with his country and collected a myriad of silverware - including five Serie A titles and one Champions League trophy.

Stumbling block

However, it is believed that Daniel Levy is keen for his new boss to move on at least one of his current midfielders before sanctioning a move Cambiasso.

Tottenham's central midfield options are expansive - Sandro, Etienne Capoue, Paulinho, Nabil Bentaleb, Tom Carroll, Moussa Dembele and Christian Eriksen are just some of the players who are able to play in the central midfield role.

Despite this array of options few have been able to perform on a consistent basis, leading to a pursuit of a more combative, consistent, experienced alternative. 

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