With Gary Cahill’s Chelsea contract set to expire at the end of this season, plenty of Premier League clubs will be alert to the potential opportunity to pick up the former England international as a free agent in the summer.
The Chelsea captain is unlikely to renew terms with the Blues given how little first team football he is currently getting at Stamford Bridge. He recently stated that he would seek a January move should his playing time at Stamford Bridge not increase, as reported by the BBC. Cahill remains a player capable of contributing a lot to the causes of many other top flight sides.
Despite being 32-year-old, Cahill remains a reliable and assured centre-back who many would do well to sign either for a cut price fee in January or on a free transfer in the summer.
Amongst those who ought to be vying for Cahill’s signature when the time comes are Everton.
Whilst the Toffees are currently well-stocked in the heart of their defence, come the summer, Kurt Zouma’s loan deal will end, Ashley Williams will surely be let go on a permanent basis and Phil Jagielka’s inability to contribute at the highest level must finally be recognised and dealt with accordingly.
These departures would leave a gap in the squad at Goodison Park crying out to be filled by an experienced centre-back able to guide and support the likes of Michael Keane, Yerry Mina and Mason Holgate.
Marco Silva would struggle to find a more suitable, affordable and accomplished candidate for this position than the 61-cap ex-international Cahill.
What do you think, Everton fans – do you agree that Cahill would be a smart addition to your squad or is he no longer of the standard required to match the ambitions of your club?