New York Red Bulls have confirmed the signing of midfielder Tim Cahill from Everton, subject to international clearance.
Australia international Cahill, 32, joined Everton from Millwall in 2004 and has been a key player for David Moyes throughout his time at Goodison Park.
However, it emerged this summer that he was considering moving to a club outside Europe, and Everton confirmed earlier this week that they had accepted a "nominal fee" for the player.
He now joins New York as a Designated Player and is due to be presented at a press conference on Monday.
Cahill told his new club's official website: "I am very happy to start a new chapter of my career with New York Red Bulls. As we have seen over the past few years, MLS has developed into a very competitive league with many talented players.
"I am impressed with what the Red Bulls are trying to accomplish in MLS and within American soccer and I am looking forward to this new challenge. I will do everything I can to help bring New York its first MLS Cup.
"I also want to thank everyone at Everton, from the club to the tremendous supporters. It has been a privilege to be an Everton player for the past eight years and it was a very difficult decision to leave. I will always support Everton and I wish the club the best of look for the future."
The club's general manager and sporting director, Erik Soler, said the signing would be a significant boost to the team.
"We are absolutely thrilled to bring in a player of Tim's calibre to the Red Bulls," he said. "He is the technical, physical presence we have been looking to add in our team and he brings a wealth of experience to our club, having played in some of the highest levels of international soccer.
"Tim is a proven leader both on and off the field and we believe that he can help us immediately in our quest to win the MLS Cup this season."