Former Chelsea Captain Gary Cahill Joins Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace have signed Gary Cahill on a two-year deal.

Cahill, 33, was a free agent after he was released by Chelsea upon the end of his contract on June 30.

He has now signed for Crystal Palace on a two-year contract.

“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,” Cahill said.

Cahill won two Premier League titles and lifted the Champions League during his seven year spell at Chelsea.

However, he found himself on the fringes under the management of Maurizio Sarri last season, making just one farewell appearance for the Blues in May.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson said:

“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.”

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish added: “Gary is an exceptional professional and a fine addition to our squad. Adding a former England captain and a proven winner at the highest possible level to our ranks will definitely boost everyone at the club and add greater depth to our talented squad.

“I’m sure that Gary will also provide great leadership within Roy’s squad as we prepare for another competitive season in the top flight.”


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