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Bournemouth signing Cahill: Crystal Palace offered me another year

Former Crystal Palace captain Gary Cahill is happy with his move to Bournemouth.

Cahill has revealed he rejected Premier League interest to join Championship side Bournemouth.

He said: “I could've stayed in the Premier League - Palace offered me another year.

“They needed to lower the age of the squad, so that didn't work out, but it was fantastic there.

“It's a great football club and I enjoyed my two years, but I had other opportunities as well to stay in the league.

“This isn't me being disrespectful, but the teams that I would have gone to, I would maybe have been losing more games than winning.

“Speaking from my own point of view, am I going to add to my appearances or am I going to have a different challenge and come to a club that, again, is changing and, ultimately, challenge for promotion?

“I took quite a bit of time in the summer because of that reason - I was unsure what I wanted to do in terms of my future.

“I spoke when I first signed here about what was going to drive me, what was I doing it for. The longer I was off, the more I missed playing. I missed the games, first and foremost."


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