Reports in Italy are suggesting Serie A giants Roma are planning a swoop for Bolton’s Gary Cahill which will leave Arsenal and Spurs wondering what hit them. Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp had been planning a bidding war in January for the £15 million rated England centre back but it now seems a move to warmer climes could be on the horizon.
Cahill, 24, has made gigantic strides in his career to date since being bombed out by Aston Villa in 2008. He has became a fans favourite at the Reebok and is considered to be Owen Coyle’s jewel in the crown, the consistent form that Cahill has shown since arriving has alerted every so-called big clubs scouts to him. At different intervals over the last 2 years he has been linked with Manchester United, City, Chelsea and more latterly Tottenham and Arsenal.
Coyle though has remained grounded on his views that the Sheffield born stopper is going no where and remains an integral part of the team he is building. Bolton’s 5th place standing (as of 15/11/10) is credit to the hard defensive work they have put in and a fantastic team ethos.
Cahill though has let slip that he does see his future at a bigger club and his solitary international cap against Bulgaria seems to have given him the impetus to seek pastures new. Serie A has a history of producing classy rock-solid defenders and could Cahill be the next on a list which contains household names such as Cannavaro, Nesta and Maldini but, would playing in a foreign country put him off the England radar.
Either way it looks like Cahill has the choice of some of Europe’s top clubs to choose from and whether it happens in the January window or its summer counterpart it looks like silverware won’t be far away for the talented youngster.
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