City are interested in a certain former Everton star…
Melbourne City manager John van’t Schip has given a strong indication that the cashed-up club is interested in signing former Everton man Tim Cahill as the side’s Australian marquee.
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Speaking on the eve of the Melbourne derby, van’t Schip reiterated the club’s desire to sign a quality attacker after David Villa’s guest stint was cut short to just four games.
Australia internationals Mark Bresciano and Josh Kennedy have been frequently linked to the club since it was taken over by the City Group.
“We’re looking at a lot of options,” Van’t Schip said.
“Mark Bresciano is one of the players that we’ve had in here training with us last year, we already were talking with him to maybe get him.
“At that moment it was not possible. But in football, things change. It could be a possibility but you have to have patience.”
In what was a candid press conference, van’t Schip said Cahill was a player City are certainly interested in.
“Looking at Tim, what he’s doing with the national team. Of course he’s coming to the end of the career but he’s still fit, he’s still adding a lot of value. He’s a player of course that we talk about as well,” he said.
City face Melbourne Victory in tomorrow’s derby, with a sell-out crowd of 47,000 expected to pack Etihad Stadium.