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Cahill Completes New York Move

Australian completes his switch to MLS.

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Tim Cahill has completed his move to the New York Red Bulls as Everton chairman Bill Kenwright revealed the Australian had no desire to join one of the Club's Premier League rivals.

The 32-year-old has passed a medical and agreed terms with the US outfit after the Blues came to an agreement with the MLS earlier this week.

Cahill made 278 appearances for the Toffees, scoring 68 goals and has now signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Red Bulls.

In New York he will link up with former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry.

Mr Kenwright said Cahill's departure was an emotional end to an eight-year spell during which he emerged as one of the Premier League's best players.

"We accepted this offer for Tim with a heavy heart but it is a great way for him to end his Everton career," he told evertonfc.com

"The transfer salutes Tim's unswerving commitment to our cause over the last eight years and also respects his desire never to play against Everton.
 
“On a personal level, I will miss the first ever player that David and I went to see together, and the wide-eyed bundle of energy that walked into my office a short time later and told me that Everton was his destiny. It was.
 
"And he now embarks on a new stage of his career with our heartfelt thanks, and of course our real best wishes for his future. I can guarantee New York Red Bulls will have many, many admirers cheering them on from across the Ocean. All wearing the Blue of Everton. Thank you Tim.”

Cahill, who joined the Blues in summer 2004 from Millwall for £1.5 million, officially put pen to paper on Thursday in the United States and was quick to pay tribute to the Goodison Park faithful.

He said: "I am very happy to start a new chapter of my career with the New York Red Bulls but I also want to thank everyone at Everton, from the club to the tremendous supporters.

"It has been a privilege to be an Everton player for the past eight years and it was a very difficult decision to leave."

T WilliamsSad, but the Everton Army marches on.

Sunday 29th July 10:22 Report Comment

Philip MaloneClub legend, good luck big man

Saturday 28th July 16:36 Report Comment

Dean BirkettSad to see him go, but the timing was right. It's much better for him to leave after a wonderful 8 years, rather than slide down the pecking order. He didn't deserve that.

Saturday 28th July 15:36 Report Comment

keith portery do i tink dis is a big mistake... Tim was true blue ...so sad to c Tim leave ..is dis a dream or wat ....

Friday 27th July 22:30 Report Comment

John HildebrandtAs a RedBulls season ticket holder 4 rows up from the corner flag I'm VERY excited about seeing Tim knock out some flags!

Friday 27th July 21:42 Report Comment

Matthew RichardsThere is only one word for Tim Cahill, Legend!! You will be sorely missed and all the best for your time in the US!! Thanks for Everything!!

Friday 27th July 18:31 Report Comment

James DeaneThe Red Bulls have reserved a section for Everton's New York supporters for Timmy's first game on August 10 we'll be out in force to say thanks COYB !!!!

Friday 27th July 18:27 Report Comment

Aakarsh ChandanMakes me cry. You will be missed Timmy. By me, by every evertonian and by the corner flag..

Friday 27th July 16:38 Report Comment

John WaltonCan't help feeling bad about Tim going - I know we have had the best from him. I am sure he will do well over there and maybe come back one day to join the backroom staff. A great Evertonian !

Friday 27th July 12:19 Report Comment

Gavin ParryMassive thanks to Tim. He has played a big part in helping our manager to be as successful as he is

Friday 27th July 12:07 Report Comment

Scott GunningSad too see Tim move on, but im sure those flags in the US will cop a beating more than once, theirs only one Wizard Of Oz, goodluck Tim! From Australia

Friday 27th July 12:02 Report Comment

Low BenjaminA true Evertionian Tim Cahill!

Friday 27th July 11:38 Report Comment

Andrew PThanks for your efforts Tim, the heartbeat of the club over the last 8 years. You'll be missed. On a wider note, we've still not paid a penny for anyone this summer. Again.

Friday 27th July 11:29 Report Comment

Peter SwansonBest of Luck Tim , see if you can give Landon a little push our way.

Friday 27th July 10:03 Report Comment

Chris FisherI think this will prove to be a big mistake by Everton. I hope Tim relesase a proper statement though because if thats it then thats a pretty poor show!

Friday 27th July 09:58 Report Comment

BARRY MANNIONONE OF THE BEST INVESTMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF OUR BELOVED CLUB . BEST OF LUCK FOR THE FUTURE TIM .O.A.B.A.A.B.

Friday 27th July 09:51 Report Comment

Pete EvansTim Cahill, thanks for your professionalism, committment, passion, loyalty and example to others. Right up with the best. Good luck in the States and hope you return one day. Cheers!

Friday 27th July 09:19 Report Comment

Shaun HarbordGood luck Tim. You will be missed.

Friday 27th July 09:10 Report Comment

YAASIR SHABUDINGoodbye Tiny sad to see you go, good luck with the Bulls.

Friday 27th July 09:04 Report Comment

sophie mattocksHeartbroken reading this, but i wish timmy the best of luck! Keep punching them US flags tim, your a everton legend!

Friday 27th July 08:52 Report Comment

James LaingThanks for everything Tim! You were a great servant to our club and good luck in the future!

Friday 27th July 08:24 Report Comment

Brendako KavanaghThank you Timmy,,,, fantastic memories....

Friday 27th July 08:18 Report Comment

kevin bramhillgood luck tim

Friday 27th July 08:13 Report Comment

Tom Grahamif we had 11 Tim Cahills on the field we would be unbeatable! Good luck and thanks for the memories!

Friday 27th July 08:05 Report Comment

Peter Howesorry to see you go, but never forgotten. once a blue always a blue.

Friday 27th July 08:01 Report Comment

tony CucksonGood luck tim playing for your new club and all the best for the future.

Friday 27th July 07:53 Report Comment
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