Esteban Cambiasso sold by Leicester's strong desire to buy get him on board

Cambiasso brings a wealth of experience to Leicester's midfield. Photo: PA

Esteban Cambiasso has not ruled out the prospect of extending his stay with Leicester beyond his initial one-year contract.

On Thursday the newly promoted Foxes pulled off one of the coups of the current transfer window by bringing Cambiasso to the King Power Stadium.

The former Argentina international midfielder is highly decorated, winning 52 caps for his country.

At club level, after playing for Independiente and River Plate in his homeland, as well as Real Madrid, Cambiasso then helped Inter Milan win five Serie A titles, four Coppa Italias, four Italian Super Cups and the Champions League during his 10 years at the San Siro.

Released in the summer, it was Leicester and manager Nigel Pearson who convinced Cambiasso his next move should be to the Barclays Premier League, and the likelihood of a relegation scrap.

Preferring to speak in English rather than his native Spanish, the 34-year-old said: "I don't know how it (the move) began, but I know the club and the club had an idea.

"For them the first option was Cambiasso; the second was Cambiasso and the third was Cambiasso.

"Once I knew this I called my agent and I said 'we go there'.

"Now, I need to know everything about the club, and the most important thing for all is I know my team-mates and my coach. I have time, but I need to learn quickly."

As far as Cambiasso is concerned, playing in the Premier League ticks one final box, adding: "I've played in my country, Spain and Italy.

"For my future, I wanted to play in the Premier League. This is a great opportunity for me.

"I am happy and it's the beginning of a bit of history in the Premier League."

Asked as to whether Leicester might be the last stop in his exemplary career, Cambiasso replied: "I don't know. I am happy to stay here, I chose here.

"But it's better to walk than run. It's not just about whether I am happy, but also my family. If everyone is happy then maybe we can stay for longer."