Former England and Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has been snapped up by Crystal Palace on a two year deal.

More to Give

The 33-year-old player still feels he has much to give to the Premier League and as a free agent he could make his Eagles debut in Saturday’s Premier League opener to Everton.

Cahill speaking on the clubs website has said;

“I’m glad to be here. I think it’s a good opportunity for me to continue my career in the Premier League and to play in a good, exciting team.

“There are some very exciting, talented players here. I’m looking forward to the challenge. I’m hungry to prolong my career as long as I possibly can.
“I feel like I’m in great shape and whoever I play for, I’d like to think that I give it 110 per cent and leave everything out there, so hopefully that will be good enough for the manager, my team-mates and also the fans.”

Cahill has won 61 England caps and was a former player while under the management of Roy Hodgson.

After his transfer from Bolton he won two Premier League titles with Chelsea as well as the Champions League in 2012.

Hodgson also said;

“I’m delighted that Gary has joined us. He’s a fantastic footballer who brings a wealth of international and Premier League experience.

“Having worked alongside Gary during my time as England manager, I know that he is going to be a valuable asset and I’m so happy to be working with him again.”

At 33, his best years are behind him but his quality at a club such as Palace will shine through.

I would have thought he could of been a good signing for a club such as Arsenal or even Man United so it is with interest to see if he can lead the defensive line at Palace and make progress with them