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Everton's Cahill advises Villa-bound Holman to 'step up'

Everton ace Tim Cahill has given some friendly advice to Socceroos teammate Brett Holman ahead of his move to the Premier League.

The AZ Alkmaar attacking midfielder will join Aston Villa this European summer and Cahill acknowledges that it could be a nervous time for Holman with the West Midlands club still looking to avoid relegation.

But nonetheless, the Toffees attacker has urged Holman to step up to the task as he will be leaving the Dutch Eredivisie to play in one of the toughest competitions in the world.

"It's a great move for Brett, although it's a bit worrying now the way Aston Villa is performing and not picking up any points," Cahill told

"It's going to be a nervy last two or three games for Brett Holman but he's a great player.

"The Premier League is very hard, very physical and he's got the right attributes to come in. I just think that he's going to have his bedding in period and get used to the style of football.

"He trains and plays hard and now is going to be the biggest test of his career, because this is the best league in the world and he will need to step up."

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