Tim Cahill suggests he could leave New York for a return to Premier League

New York Red Bulls midfielder Tim Cahill has hinted that he may be set for a return to the Premier League after two-and-a-half seasons in Major League Soccer.

The Australian has been linked with a move away from the Red Bulls for a while now as the club are rebuilding the team heading into 2015, and the 35-year-old thinks he can play for another five years at the top levels of the game.

“The future’s bright,” Cahill told the Australian Associated Press.

“I’ve got another year left on my New York Red Bulls contract. The main feeling for me is every time I’m at a club, I like to be there for a long time.

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“To be totally honest, I could have gone back to the Premier League on loan after the World Cup and I decided to stay with Red Bulls for the remainder of the season and I still have options to go back to the Premier League if it’s the right one for me.”

Cahill spent nine years with Everton in the Premier League and was a fan favourite at Goodison Park so a return could be on the cards.

But the midfielder admits that wherever he plays, he needs to see regular game time to ensure that he remains a key part of the Australian National Team.

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“I’ve gone to the MLS because that allows me to play internationally,” Cahill added.

“The next decision that I make will still allow me to play internationally. I average 30 or 40 games every season since I was 17 years old and nothing’s changed.

“Physically, I feel great. Mentally, I’m always switched on. I’m ready to go.”

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Cahill occupies a designated player slot at the Red Bulls and his departure would mean the club will need to replace him, as well as Thierry Henry in time for the new season in March if he does depart.

He could still remain in New York but with suggestions that a return to the Premier League is on the cards, it will be intriguing to see what the Australian midfield star decides to do.

“When you put everything into one, the decision I make will be a methodical one, like I’ve always made it. It will take a month or so but I think people will be quietly impressed with what I’m trying to do.”

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