‘Heartbroken’ Cahill leaves Shanghai Shenhua

Date published: Tuesday 16th February 2016 11:18 - Matthew Briggs

Tim Cahill: Not heading Down Under

Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill has described his departure from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua as “heartbreaking”.

Cahill, 36, signed for the Chinese Super League club in February 2015 and in October last year he penned a one-year extension, but he is not part of  new coach Gregorio Manzano’s plans and has had his contract terminated.

“This is very sad especially after what I feel I have helped to build in Shanghai Shenhua on and off the park,” said Cahill on Instagram.

Cahill, who has also played for New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer, posted: “Just thinking about saying goodbye to my team-mates and especially the amazing fans is heartbreaking.

“I will always think about what could have been for us as a club in 2016.”

Cahill, who has scored 45 goals in 88 games for Australia, scored 11 times in 28 appearances for the Shanghai-based club last season.

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