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DONE DEAL: Everton’s Tim Cahill Joins MLS Side New York Red Bulls

Another Premier League star departs for MLS.

Everton have agreed terms with Major League Soccer for the transfer of Tim Cahill to the New York Red Bulls.

The fee is believed to be in the region of £1m for the 32-year-old, who has spent eight years at Goodison Park.

Cahill is also understood to have agreed outline personal terms with the MLS club.

The Australian joined Everton in 2004 for £1.5m from Millwall after impressing in the London side’s run to the FA Cup final that year.

SOURCE: BBC Sport

With David Beckham, Thierry Henry and Robbie Keane all moving to MLS in recent seasons, it has become a popular destination for footballers approaching retirement.

Tim Cahill is the latest star to cross the Atlantic, joining Henry at New York Red Bulls for a reported £1 million.

The attacking midfielder moved to the Merseysiders in 2004 for £1.5m and had been a steady source of goals from midfield for the often-strikerless Toffees, before suffering a dismal goal rut in 2011.

Cahill made 226 appearances, netting 56 times for Everton, confirming his status as one of David Moyes’ most astute signings.

The Australian international made his debut for his the Socceroos in 2004, winning 55 caps and scoring 24 goals.

His departure makes way for South African international Steven Pienaar, who is set to return to Goodison Park from Tottenham in a £4 million deal.

A fans favourite in the blue half of Liverpool, 32-year-old Cahill will be sorely missed by fans and management alike.


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