Veteran Solano set for Leicester City after Newcastle and Colchester opt out

22 January 2010 01:03
High hopes: Solano wants a return to England

Leicester City have followed Colchester United and Newcastle in running the rule over veteran midfielder Nolberto Solano.

The 35-year-old Peruvian is available on a free transfer after parting ways with home-country outfit Universitario de Deportes.

The classy midfielder enjoyed spells at Newcastle, twice, Aston Villa and West Ham but left Upton Park for Greek outfit Larissa in 2008. He returned to Peru a year later.

The South American winger is now hoping to secure a return to his England.

Colchester had initially been impressed with Solano but failed to produce a contract allowing Newcastle to swoop in. They too saw promise but have stalled on making their former player an offer.

Promotion-chasing Leicester are the Championship's surprise package this term having only gained promotion last season.

Manager Nigel Pearson, who worked alongside Solano at St James' Park, is keen to bolster his side with some international experience and is hopeful of securing the talented playmaker's services until the end of the season.

'He's got a lot of quality,' he said. 'He'd be a good acquisition at this moment in time.' 

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Source: Daily_Mail