Australian speaks of admiration for region after link with Saudi Arabia.
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Tim Cahill is considering swapping Everton for Saudi Arabian club Al Nasr – after learning he could pick up £2.5 million a year in the Middle East.
The powerful Australian international has been linked with the wealthy Saudi giants despite having been at Goodison Park since 2004, has admitted a transfer is possible.
Speaking about the Middle East, the 32-year-old told AAP, “I know what the experience is like. I have lived and breathed it,”
“I have played in two Asia Cups and I have got great connections with a lot of important people overseas. I come on holiday in the Middle East a lot and I embrace the weather and the culture,” he added.
Despite the speculation, for now Cahill is focussed on playing in the Socceroos World Cup qualifiers later this month.
“All these sort of elements of speculation will be dealt with after camp,” he said.
“It is always a compliment. I am a massive fan of the Middle East, the cultures, the people. I have travelled a lot and I respect them a lot. For me, it is just to focus on the Socceroos and we will see what happens later,” he added.
Cahill has two years remaining on his Everton contract and Toffees boss David Moyes would likely demand a significant fee for the midfielder.