Red Bulls capture Cahill

Australia international swaps Merseyside for New York

Tim Cahill: Making a fresh start after eight years with Everton

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The New York Red Bulls have confirmed that a deal has been done for Tim Cahill, with the forward all set to complete a move to the MLS from Everton.

The Australia international will officially link up with the Red Bulls once he has received international clearance.

That is expected to be a formality, with his unveiling in New York pencilled in for Monday.

No specific terms of the transfer have been disclosed, but both parties are delighted to have put an agreement in place.

"We are absolutely thrilled to bring in a player of Tim's calibre to the Red Bulls," general manager and sporting director Erik Soler told the club's official website.

"He is the technical, physical presence we have been looking to add in our team and he brings a wealth of experience to our club having played in some of the highest levels of international soccer.

"Tim is a proven leader both on and off the field and we believe that he can help us immediately in our quest to win the MLS Cup."

New chapter

Cahill, who has brought to an end an eight-year spell at Goodison Park added: "I am very happy to start a new chapter of my career with the New York Red Bulls.

"As we have seen over the past few years, MLS has developed into a very competitive league with many talented players.

"I am impressed with what the Red Bulls are trying to accomplish in MLS and within American soccer and I am looking forward to this new challenge.

"I will do everything I can to help bring New York its first MLS Cup.

"I also want to thank everyone at Everton, from the club to tremendous supporters.

"It has been a privilege to be an Everton player for the past eight years and it was a very difficult decision to leave. I will always support Everton and I wish the club the best of luck in the future."