LIVERPOOL: In a major public concession of the stresses and strains of Premier League survival, Everton have agreed terms to sell Australia forward Tim Cahill to New York Red Bulls for £1m.

The 32-year-old has spent eight years at Goodison Park after joining  in 2004 for £1.5m from Millwall, having  impressed in the London side’s run to the FA Cup final that year. Millwall had acquired him on a free transfer from hometown side Sydney United.

Cahill scored three goals in Millwall’s run to the FA Cup final, including the winning strike against Sunderland in the semi-final. The London side lost 3-0 to Manchester United in the Millennium Stadium final. An attacking midfielder, he made his international debut in 2004 and has played for Australia at the last two World Cups in Germany and South Africa.

His goalscoring return for Everton, with whom he agreed a four-year contract extesion in 2010, has not always matched his talent. Cahill failed to score in 2011 and managed only three goals in all last season.

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