Sporting Kansas City hoping to land Arsenal target for free – report

Sporting Kansas City are interested in signing Lazio midfielder Cristian Ledesma when his contract expires at the end of the month, according to reports out of Italy.

The 32-year-old holding midfielder was being linked with a move to the Premier League with Arsenal in January after his agent revealed Gunners scouts had been watching him in Italy.

And although Arsene Wenger never made an official move, he could be waiting to try and sign him on a free transfer when the window opens next month.

If that is the case, he will face competition from Sporting KC as the MLS club are looking to lure Ledesma stateside with a Designated Player contract.

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Graham Zusi and Matt Besler are both DP’s, leaving SKC with one slot available and Ledesma could be the man to fill it.

Southampton, New York Red Bulls and Montreal Impact have also previously been linked with Ledesma as a real battle to secure his services looks set to ensue.

The Argentine midfielder has been with Lazio for nine years, making over 300 appearances for the Serie A outfit and netting 14 goals with 41 assists.

He made just 13 league appearances this season though as his services are no longer needed with the Biancocelesti and MLS could be his next destination.

Would Cristian Ledesma be a good signing for Sporting Kansas City? Will Arsenal try to sign him?


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