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Timmy Cahill Is Almost Certainly Coming Home To Melbourne City

Aussie footballing legend Timmy Cahill set to come to terms with A-League Club Melbourne City any minute.

Australian footballing legend Tim Cahill is set to put pen to paper with A-League club Melbourne City in a deal that will make him one of the highest paid sportsman in the country.

The two year deal is said to be worth $AUD 7 million, putting him just behind Italian star, Alessandro Del Piero whose $8 million contract set an A-League record. Negotiations between Football Federation Australia, Cahill's management and Melbourne City remain ongoing.


Such is the gravity of the potential signing, the 36 year old former Everton star in the English Premier League and veteran of three successful World Cup Final bids was personally head-hunted by the head of the Australian Football Federation, David Gallop.

"I met with his manager yesterday, I spoke to Tim last night. It's not appropriate to say more than positive talks are ongoing," he told reporters back in July.

Cahill was Everton's top goalscorer in his first season in the Premier League though it were his heroics for the national team over the course of three successful World Cup Finals campaigns that installed him as a national sporting hero. Timmy slotted Australia's first ever goal in the World Cup Finals against Japan in 2006 before immortalising himself in Australian sporting folklore with his second half screamer.

Cahill remains a key figure in Australian football coach, Ange Postecoglou's plans to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Cahill has not ruled out playing in a record fourth tournament for the Socceroos.