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QPR Want Fabio Cannavaro: Italian World Cup Winning Veteran Available On a Free Transfer

Defensive legend linked with Loftus Road move.

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Fabio Cannavaro has no plans to slip into retirement just yet and is being linked with a move to England.

The 37-year-old defender is available on a free transfer after being released by Dubai-based outfit Al-Ahli.

It had been suggested that he was ready to hang up his boots and turn his hand to coaching, following a glittering career at the top.

The World Cup winner believes he can continue competing at the highest level, though, and is preparing to return to Europe.

Reports suggest the former Juventus and Real Madrid centre-half could be lured to England.

Premier League new boys Queens Park Rangers have been touted as one possible destination, and Cannavaro has yet to distance himself from the speculation.

He is yet to announce what his intentions are for this summer, but he has made it clear that he will not be slipping out of the spotlight.

“I have not yet decided when I will retire,” he said when pressed on his future.

SOURCE: Sky Sports

One can only imagine how much Fabio’s wages would be, but given that QPR are bankrolled by billionaires perhaps such a deal is not so far fetched? Cannavaro has of course been there and done it both in Italy and Spain and although the centre back is indeed 37 he is reportedly in good shape and could have a season or two in the tank.

The former Juventus and Real Madrid man retired from international duty following the World Cup last summer having amassed an Italian record 136 caps. It is also worth remembering that when he moved to the Bernabeu aged 33 many thought it was a mistake by the La Liga side, however Cannavaro helped his side to two domestic titles during his three seasons at the club.

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