New York Red Bulls have confirmed the signing of midfielder Tim Cahill from Everton, subject to international clearance.
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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."