Tim Cahill coming home to A-League
THE Socceroos' greatest goalscorer is coming home.
Tim Cahill has signed a contract with Melbourne City and will join the A-League club next week on a three-year deal.
Cahill will be the club's second marquee player and is set to form what could be a lethal combination with Uruguayan striker and last season's golden boot winner, Bruno Fornaroli, who was also upgraded to marquee status last week.
He is set for two years as a player before joining the City Football Group's coaching team.
Cahill apeared to let the cat out of the bag over the weekend, taking a selfie with himself in a Melbourne City T-shirt alongside New York City players Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard and David Villa.
It has been reported that Cahill's deal will be bigger than the one that lured Alessandro Del Piero to Sydney FC.
The 36-year-old told the club's website he was incredibly excited to be coming to Melbourne.
"There is real ambition and purpose here, qualities that are immensely important to me," he said.
"The club is completely attuned to the opportunity for the game in this country, investing significantly in facilities, the development of young players and in giving back at the grassroots level.
"For me that makes this the ideal place to be."
Cahill is due to join his new teammates for a first training session on Monday.