Socceroo Tim Cahill appears set to leave the English Premier League to link up with MLS outfit the New York Red Bulls.
A bid was accepted by Everton – where Cahill has been since 2004 – with the Merseyside outfit confirming the offer was a ‘nominal fee’, tipped to be in the region of one million pounds.
Everton posted a statement on their official website on Tuesday morning, paving the way for the Australian’s departure if he can agree personal terms and pass a medical.
“Everton have agreed with Major League Soccer (MLS) that Tim Cahill can be transferred to the New York Red Bulls,” the statement read.
“Tim, 32, will move to the Red Bulls for a nominal fee, subject to agreeing personal terms and passing a medical. He will travel to the US in the next few days.”
Cahill has been a star for Everton, making 226 Premier League appearances and scoring 56 goals, while he added another 12 strikes in 52 matches in other competitions.
He proved to be one of David Moyes’ shrewdest signings, costing just 1.5 million pounds from Millwall, where he also enjoyed a similar goals-to-game ratio.
And the Sydney-born attacker – who was a big hit on Merseyside for his all-action displays – repaid his fee in his first season, netting 11 times in 33 matches.
Cahill will be best remembered at Everton for his overhead goal against Chelsea in the 89th minute of a league game, which saw his side snatch a point at Stamford Bridge in November 2007.