CLUB – Crystal Palace Sign Ex-Chelsea Skipper
Posted By: GalantMedia Staff
on August 6, 2019
Crystal Palace completes the signing of former Chelsea skipper Gary Cahill on a two-year deal.
The 33-year-old centre-back was a free agent after ending his seven-season association with West London outfit, having won a Champions League title, two Premier League titles, two Europa League crowns, two FA Cups and a League Cup during his time at Stamford Bridge.Cahill made just nine appearances for Chelsea last season could make his Crystal Palace debut in Saturday’s Premier League opener at home to Everton.Ex-England international and Bolton defender told the official website:
“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.”Roy Hodgson added: “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.”Cahill has earned a total of 61 caps with the Three Lions, having also represented his country at Euro 2016 and at the 2018 World Cup in Russia also feature 290 total appearances for Chelsea, having served as club captain following John Terry’s departure in 2017
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