Friday 28 October 2016

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson: I hope Cambiasso stays


Leicester manager Nigel Pearson wants Esteban Cambiasso to extend his stay after starring in the club's great Barclays Premier League escape.

Argentina veteran Cambiasso has proved a huge hit since joining from Inter Milan last summer and was recently crowned Leicester's player of the year.

Foxes' fans implored him to stay during the season-finale against QPR on Sunday when the 34-year-old midfielder scored his fifth Leicester goal in the 5-1 rout of QPR. "We hope he does stay and discussions are on-going," Pearson said.

"We'd love him to be here again next year because he's proven throughout the season that he brings an awful lot to a Premier League side, even at his age.

"He has performed exceptionally well and is a really good pro, but he's experienced some pretty amazing periods during his career. He'll need time to reflect and we'll allow him that time."

Leicester's biggest win of the season made it 22 points from the final 27 to complete one of the League's most remarkable survival missions.

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