Cahill open to Middle East move
Toffees man a fan of Middle East
By Edwin Chong. Last Updated: June 5, 2012 2:33pm
Tim Cahill: Not ruling out a move to the Middle East
Everton midfielder Tim Cahill is not ruling out a move to the Middle East amid speculation linking him with Saudi Arabian giants Al Nasr.
The Australian is reportedly a key target for the club this summer, with reports suggesting he could earn up to £2.5million for one season if he completed a move.
Cahill has played numerous times in the Middle East while representing his country and the 32-year-old, who is contracted at Goodison Park until 2014, has made no secret of his admiration for the region.
"I know what the experience is like. I have lived and breathed it," he told AAP.
"I have played in two Asia Cups and I have got great connections with a lot of important people overseas.
"I come on holiday in the Middle East a lot and I embrace the weather and the culture.''
Despite the heightened speculation, Cahill is pushing the rumours aside so he could concentrate on playing for Australia this month.
"All these sort of elements of speculation will be dealt with after camp,'' he added.
"It is always a compliment. I am a massive fan of the Middle East, the cultures, the people.
"I have travelled a lot and I respect them a lot. For me, it is just to focus on the Socceroos and we will see what happens later.''