MLS target Esteban Cambiasso insists future remains in Europe

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Esteban Cambiasso has seemingly ruled out a potential move to Major League Soccer days after his release from Inter Milan.

Speaking to reporters after it emerged that he would not be offered a new deal at the San Siro, Cambiasso's comments seemed to rule out a move to North America after having been linked with the MLS in recent times:

"My career for the time being is still in Europe," the veteran Argentine said via the Daily Mail.

"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," Cambiasso continued.

- Cambiasso expected to join MLS
- Inter Milan confirm Cambiasso departure

MLS move unlikely

The 33-year-old midfielder has spent ten years playing at Internazionale but will be looking for a new club next season after the club decided against renewing his deal.

There had been strong rumors linking Cambiasso to a move to MLS, with officials at River Plate, another club keen on his signature, admitting in March that they were certain the Argentine would be playing in the United States next year.

Unfortunately for North American fans however that outcome now looks little more than a pipe dream with the player himself focussing his attention on European football at present.

A great career

Cambiasso leaves Inter Milan having made over 400 appearances for the Serie A giants since arriving from Real Madrid in 2004. The defensive midfielder also has six league titles to his name during his time in Spain and Italy, as well as a Champions League win.

With such a high pedigree, his signing for any Major League Soccer franchise would have been a major coup and would have solidified the league's position as a growing power in world football.

MLS on the up but Europe beckons

With the USMNT continuing to impress at the World Cup with a squad full of MLS stars, players like Jermain Defoe and Thierry Henry currently playing in the league, and Brazilian great Kaka expected to join them soon it is apparent that big name stars no longer reject the idea of continuing their career in America.

But now, with Cambiasso having all but ruled out a move to MLS, it appears English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs are amongst the frontrunners to secure the veteran's signature.

According to reports, new coach at White Hart Lane, Mauricio Pochettino has identified the 52-cap Argentine as a potential signing as he prepares for his first season at the North London club.

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