Tim Cahill could have played his last game for the New York Red Bulls as the MLS club have reached a “tentative agreement” with United Arab Emirates Club Al Wahda for the transfer of the Australian star, according to UAE newspaper The National.
Cahill is currently playing in the Asian Cup with Australia and is in great form, having scored three times at the tournament already, and he will take on the United Arab Emirates in the semi-finals on Tuesday night.
The 35-year-old forward joined New York Red Bulls from Everton in 2012 and only has one year left on his current contract.
There have been rumours that he will be leaving MLS since the end of the 2014 campaign, and that could very well happen as soon as the Asian Cup ends on January 31.
The report in The National indicates that a deal has been agreed but the formalities of any agreement will need to be sorted out after the Asian Cup.
“Cahill’s performance at the Asian Cup and the World Cup last year has really caught the eye of the Wahda top management and we can say a tentative deal is in place,” the report says.
“There is nothing formal yet though and we will have to wait until the end of the Asian Cup before a formal deal is signed.”
Cahill has made 72 appearances for the Red Bulls, scoring 16 goals with 11 assists as a Designated Player in New York, but could be the second huge name to leave the club this offseason, after Thierry Henry retired.
Bradley Wright-Phillips is the only other Designated Played on the team now, and if Cahill leaves too the Red Bulls will need to make some moves to strengthen ahead of the 2015 campaign.
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