Transfer Rumours: Leicester confirm interest in Argentina speedster

Leicester boss Matt O’Connor has revealed the club have held talks with versatile Argentina back Santiago Cordero over a move to Welford Road.

Tigers have been plagued by injuries this season, with Telusa Veainu and Afa Pakalan both still out and England’s Manu Tuilagi only just back in action.

Winger Jonny May played at full-back in the win over London Irish – a victory which ended a run of four defeats – but will soon be clearing off to join up with England ahead of the Six Nations.

Cordero has played 33 Tests and can play at full-back or on the wing and O’Connor told BBC Radio Leicester that the deal was “nowhere near a certainty”.

However, he added: “He’s a guy who’s available. We’ve had a conversation with him around that.”

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