La Liga rumours escalate for 106 tackle beast - Spurs to act fast?

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Tottenham Hotspur could stand to miss out on the free signing of Esteban Cambiasso, as Atletico Madrid are just one of Spain

The rumours linking Tottenham Hotspur with a move for free agent and defensive midfield veteran Esteban Cambiasso may have initially been reminiscent over the club's previous purchase of a similar player in terms of position and stature - Edgar Davids - the transfer does have foundations in logic.

It not only provides a voice for Argentinean manager Mauricio Pochettino, but also gives the Lilywhite roster a much-needed leadership boost. Cambiasso, 33, would also add a certain guile to the club's midfield zone and could prove an astute piece of business providing the 2010 Champions League winner's wage demands were not exorbitant.

That transfer, though, is perhaps in jeopardy if Spurs do not act fast as interest in Cambiasso is continually building week by week.

According to reports, La Liga winners Atletico Madrid are looking to add the player to their ranks as Diego Simeone aims to rebuild after the exected exodus of Vicente Calderon athletes.

Villarreal and Valencia are also supposedly keen on his signature.

Last term, prior to his release from Internazionale, Cambiasso attempted 106 tackles for Internazionale (one every 25 minutes he was on a Serie A field).

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