Everton’s Cahill not prepared to return home just yet

Tim Cahill has scoffed at claims in Australia he will quit Everton at the end of his contract to play in the A-League.

Tim Cahill has scoffed at claims in Australia he will quit Everton at the end of his contract to play in the A-League.

"Everyone knows that I am fiercely proud of my roots and that perhaps one day I may play club football back home but to say that I will be doing it at the end of my current deal is simply not true," he told evertonfc.com in reaction to claims in the Aussie media.

"I am 28 years old and, with all due respect, when my contract expires I would hope that I will still have a few more years left at this level of the game."

Cahill takes a huge interest in football in Australia and has plans in place to establish a soccer academy but he has disappointing news for any of his fans who may be anticipating a hero's return in three years time.

"The English Premier League is the best in the world and it has the best players so I have absolutely no plans to move on," he concluded.

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