The New York Red Bulls' big summer acquisition appears to be Everton attacker Tim Cahill.
Everton announced the transfer of the Australian international to the MLS club on their website Monday, a move that bolsters the Red Bulls' attack even more after the recent acquisition of Sebastien Le Toux.
According to a report by the BBC, the teams agreed on a transfer fee of £1 million. Everton says that the 32-year-old Cahill will be traveling to the United States in the next few days, and the deal will be completed pending Cahill passing a physical and agreeing to a contract. Cahill will presumably occupy the club's third DP spot along with Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez, though the Red Bulls have yet confirm the signing. The club issued a statement Monday evening, saying:
"We are aware of Everton’s statement regarding midfielder Tim Cahill and our club. However, we have no comment at this time regarding him or any other non-New York player."
Cahill is coming off a subpar season in which he only scored three goals in 41 games across all competitions, but he was in the 10-goal range for the four seasons prior to 2011-12. He is known for his aerial ability and can play either up top or in the hole behind the front line. Cahill is a regular for the Australian national team, and he scored against the United States in their pre-World Cup friendly in South Africa in June, 2010.
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