Leicester join race for Portuguese striker

Leicester City

Leicester City have joined the chase for Portuguese striker Hugo Almeida as Nigel Pearson looks to add some experience to his side.

The Foxes are expected to complete the signing of Esteban Cambiasso and are now looking to another experienced head as they have reportedly joined the chase for Hugo Almeida.

West Ham, Sunderland and Hull have also been linked with a move for the Portuguese forward who is a free agent after leaving Turkish side Besiktas last month.

The 30-year-old scored 47 goals in 108 appearances for Besiktas during his four seasons at the club and would certainly add goals to the Leicester side if he were to make the move.

Leonardo Ulloa is the first-choice forward at the club, but Nigel Pearson would certainly like to have a quality option as cover for the Argentine striker who netted in their Premier League opener against Everton on Saturday.

Almeida travelled to the World Cup with Portugal this summer and he has netted 19 times in 56 appearances for the national side.

At 30-years-old, the former Werder Bremen frontman still has plenty to offer and if Leicester can pick him up on a free transfer, it would surely be seen as a good business.

The Foxes had also been linked with Oscar Cardozo this summer as Pearson is clearly looking to add an experienced forward to the ranks.

Would Hugo Almeida be a good signing for Leicester?

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