Everton great Cahill: I turned down ‘amazing’ offers to be a part of MLS

Tim Cahill has revealed that he rejected some really strong offers in order to be a part of the Major League Soccer revolution.

Tim Cahill has revealed that he rejected some really strong offers in order to be a part of the Major League Soccer revolution.

The 34-year old Australian midfielder left Premier League club Everton in July 2012 after eight years at Goodison Park to join MLS side New York Red Bulls and hasn’t looked back since departing England’s top flight.

Cahill, who was an integral part of New York’s MLS Supporters’ Shield triumph in 2013, has revealed that he was the subject of some big-money bids when he left Everton but opted for the Red Bulls in order to experience North America’s burgeoning competition.

“I had some amazing offers,” Cahill told Fox Sports.

“The biggest thing for me was being part of a project. If there wasn’t anything for me to leave a legacy, I didn’t want to be a part of it.

“The consideration was the bigger picture of being a part of this league – the revolution.”

And despite getting on in age, Cahill still feels fairly fresh as he prepares for the 2014 Brazil World Cup with the Socceroos.

“That’s where you want to be as a pro,” he added.

“I’m 34, but I’ll give any 18-year-old a run for his money in the gym or on the pitch.”

 
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