Crystal Palace have signed former England and Chelsea defender Gary Cahill. The 33-year-old Cahill inked a two year deal with the Eagles after leaving Stamford Bridge last season, the BBC reported.
Cahill spent seven years with Chelsea and won eight major honours with the Blues. The defender also suited up for Bolton and Aston Villa, and was capped by England 61 times. He resigned from international duties August 2018.
Last season, Cahill only had two Premier League appearances. He had been a regular starter for Chelsea since 2012.
Palace manager, Roy Hodgson had good words for the England international. He said that the former Blues defender will be an asset at Selhurst Park, having worked alongside Cahill when he was the England manager.
The contract is said to be worth £75,000 a week and will run for two years. Aside from Crystal Palace, other outfits were also interested in acquiring Cahill. Burnley, West Ham and Aston Villa were all rumored to desire the services of the defender.
Cahill is the third signing for Crystal Palace this summer. The Eagles also sold Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £50 million. The English club have also turned down offers from Everton and Arsenal for their forward, Wilfried Zaha.