There is one player who already plays in the Premiership who is pure quality. He works tirelessly, is a nuisance for defenses, guarantees you goals (roughly 1 every 4 games), can head, tackle, shoot, cross and captain a team. He has played in two FA cup finals and has played at the World Cup. And he only cost his manager £1.5 million. So who is he??
The answer is Tim Cahill. He is simply a manager’s dream and could be the player that Man Utd and Chelsea desperately need as they try to keep pace with big spending Man City. Cahill, loved by Everton fans is a throwback to a more simpler time.
He loves the physicality of the Premiership, isn’t afraid to take or make a tackle and can do the hardest thing in football – score. He has a knack for always being in the right place at the right time and never stops running, challenging for balls or working hard for the team. But would he fit in at the highest level?
There is a case to say he would. He has scored against all the big teams, so they have seen close up his talents. He has scored spectacular goals, tap-ins, last minute goals and very important goals for both club and country. He’s probably not technically good enough for Arsenal, and wouldn’t ever play for Liverpool but should Chelsea or Man Utd make a move?
As both teams struggle to find top form, often this season not breaking down defences or taking chances, Cahill could be the answer. He wouldn’t cost a lot, knows the league inside out and is prolific in the air. Could he produce even more in a top quality team? His movement in the box is outstanding and he can outjump any defender in the league as the best aerial attacker in the Premiership today and arguably since the league’s inception in 1992.
Will Fergie or Ancelotti swoop? Would Cahill leave? Would Moyes let him go?