Nottingham Forest have made a surprising late move to hijack Millwall’s bid for Australian international Tim Cahill.
The 38-year old was believed to be flying into London last night in order to finalise a move back to The Lions, the place where he began his career.
However, Sky Sports are reporting that Championship rivals Nottingham Forest have shown a late interest in the former Everton man and will look to beat the Lions to the signing.
Cahill will carefully consider his next move with the World Cup in Russia to come in the summer.
Despite his age, the attacker has been key to Australia and scored crucial goals to get his side to the finals in the summer.
Yet, Ange Postecoglou has since left his role as coach of the national team and has been replaced by Bert van Marwijk. That means Cahill is desperate to play regularly in order to confirm a place in the squad.
The ex-Melbourne City man spent six years with Millwall from 1997, playing almost 250 games and has been offered a contract by the club.
This was very surprising news and it would still be a shock if Cahill turned down his former club to go to Forest.
Given the successful career he has had, the prospect of finishing at Millwall must appeal but with a World Cup on the horizon it’s all about game time from now until the summer.
Forest are surely going to tempt Cahill and he has a big decision to make in the coming days, although as he is a free agent there’s no rush to get this finalised before the deadline.
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