Australian midfielder Tim Cahill, who joined MLS side New York Red Bulls from Everton in the summer, has admitted interest in a move back to the Premier League, albeit on a loan. The attacking midfielder spent eight full seasons at the Merseyside club during the course of which he made over 200 appearances and gained a cult status among Everton fans.
While the 32 year old seems to be enjoying his stint with the American club, he would still love to follow the precedence set by other MLS stars who had opted to join clubs in Europe on short term loans during the off-season in USA. The list includes David Beckham (to Milan), Thierry Henry (to Arsenal) and perhaps most pertinently, Landon Donovan, who was taken on loan twice by Everton.
According to reports, he said: “With my move, the main thing is that I get to enjoy the MLS, but I also get the chance of going back to the Premier League and playing in the best league in the world. I am eager to come back and, hopefully, something can be done with Everton.”
He was quick to point out though that the final decision was not down to him only and indeed it would have to make sense for all three parties involved – the player, his current club and Everton – for a loan deal to come to fruition.