Date:Tuesday July 24 2012
It had looked inevitable for a while but late last night Everton confirmed that Tim Cahill would be leaving Goodison.
The news was released to hit the United States of America during prime-time with the Australian international joining one of the biggest clubs in Major League Soccer, the New York Red Bulls.
While the official Everton website says that the deal is for a nominal fee, other reports have suggested that the 32-year-old will move to the MLS once he has completed his medical and agreed personal terms in a £1million deal.
Cahill leaves Everton after eight fantastic years. He made 278 appearances for the club scoring 68 goals, he always gave his all, but last year appeared to be a season to far.
In 2010 Cahill scored 18 goals for Australia and Everton, but 2011 was fruitless, he did find his scoring boots again during the final part of last season adding 3 goals to his tally, but the days of Cahill being one of the best in the Premier League had gone.
It was still a surprise to see him linked with the likes of Al Ittihad and Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia and reading about him actually holding talks with Chinese Super League club Guizhou Renhe was quite bizarre, but this move to New York seems a much better option for Cahill.
He might not be amongst the elite in the Premier League any more but he isn't quite at that point where he takes up semi-retirement playing in some of the poorest (quality wise, not monetary wise!) leagues in the world.
Good luck to Cahill you will be missed in Merseyside.
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Date:Tuesday July 24 2012
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