Crystal Palace have completed the signing of former Chelsea captain Gary Cahill on a two-year deal.
The 33-year-old was allowed to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of last season having fallen out-of-favour under previous manager Maurizio Sarri, making just eight appearances in all competitions – and only two in the Premier League.
Having signed on the dotted line, Cahill said: “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% and leave everything out there – so hopefully that will be good enough for the manager, my team-mates and also the fans.”
Manager Roy Hodgson added: “I’m delighted that Gary has joined us. He’s a fantastic footballer who brings a wealth of international and Premier League experience.
Now in the twilight of his career, Cahill is simply looking for regular action – and in Roy Hodgson, he now has a manager who knows him well from his stint as national team boss, as well as one who will look to use his experience and guile in keeping the Eagles out of trouble.