Inter Milan’s Esteban Cambiasso has given Tottenham hope, after confirming he is determined to continue playing in Europe.
After spending 10 years at Inter, the club have decided against renewing his contract beyond this season, and the player will now become a free agent on July 1.
Tottenham have been linked with the 33-year-old midfielder recently. Spurs new manager, Mauricio Pochettino, is keen to add some experience to his midfield, and feels that Cambiasso is still capable of playing at the top level.
The midfielder had been linked with a move back to Argentina, with former club River Plate strongly linked as a possible destination. However, the Argentine has denied these claims, insisting he wants to continue his career in Europe for the time being.
He said, “My career for the time being is still in Europe. I have several proposals from big clubs but as a sign of respect for them I will not reveal the negotiations that my father and my brother are undertaking.
“My future is very far from Argentina.”
Cambiasso joined Inter from Real Madrid on a free transfer in 2004 and has proved to be an excellent signing, having made over 400 appearances for the Serie A club.
Spurs to improve?
Tottenham managed to finish in sixth place last season, after bringing in a number of talented youngsters with the money they received for Gareth Bale.
However, the team failed to gel throughout much of the season - with star signing, Erik Lamela, particularly failing to shine. A player like Cambiasso, with so much experience, could be the perfect signing to get Spurs’ young stars performing.