Tim Cahill off to MLS

Tim Cahill, Everton midfielderEverton have announced that they have reached an agreement to sell Tim Cahill to the New York Red Bulls.

The Australian midfielder has been at Goodison Park for eight years, and is a fans’ favourite due to his combative approach and eye for goal.

However, the Merseysiders are ready to let their long-standing attacker leave the club this summer.

“Everton have agreed with Major League Soccer (MLS) that Tim Cahill can be transferred to the New York Red Bulls,” a statement on the club’s official website reads.

“Tim, 32, will move to the Red Bulls for a nominal fee, subject to agreeing personal terms and passing a medical. He will travel to the US in the next few days.”

Cahill has scored 68 goals in 278 appearances for David Moyes’ men, but had a frustrating 2011-12 season, with his goalscoring prowess looking slightly blunted.

A fee of around £1 million is expected to have been agreed.

By Gareth McKnight