Tim Cahill has become the A-League’s new marquee man, signing a deal worth over an estimated $3 million a season with Melbourne City, THE TURF understands.
UPDATE: A new photo of Tim Cahill in a City shirt taking a selfie with New York City FC’s Andre Pirlo, Frank Lampard and David Villa all confirm his signing.
Cahill completed his medical at New York City FC training base, sister club to Melbourne City and has committed to terms with the club over the weekend.
— Hakan Benli (@Hakz7) August 6, 2016
Although the City Football Group has yet to publicly announce the signing, the Herald Sun reports that the official announcement of Cahill’s signing will come in the next 72 hours.
The signing of Australia’s favourite sportsman is a massive coup for the A-League, and for the growth of football in Australia.
Football Federation Australia will help fund the transfer, which will see the Cahill earn an estimated $3.5 million a season.
Cahill has scored 47 goals for the Socceroos, including five over the last three World Cup’s.
The 36 year old striker will become the A-League’s second highest paid player behind Italian star Alessandro Del Piero.
Cahill took time to take a few casual selfies with legends Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard and David Villa.
— NYCFC Nation (@NYCFCNation) August 7, 2016