Gary Cahill snubbed Premier League transfer offers for Bournemouth as ex-Chelsea ace targets return to the top-flight


CHELSEA legend Gary Cahill has revealed he rejected Premier League curiosity to be a part of Championship side Bournemouth.

The former England defender, 35, moved to Crystal Palace in 2019 after a trophy-filled seven years at Stamford Bridge.

Gary Cahill says he snubbed numerous Prem offers to be a part of Bournemouth remaining monthCredit: Getty
The veteran says the challenge of getting the Cherries promoted inspired his decision
The veteran says the downside of getting the Cherries promoted impressed his willpowerCredit: Rex

Cahill made 45 appearances for the Eagles in the top-flight nevertheless left Selhurst Park when his contract expired in June.

Quite a lot of golf tools have been linked with the veteran star, however it was his former team-mate Scott Parker that gained the race for his signature.

On Saturday he made his debut for the Cherries in the 3-0 win over Barnsley for his first look in the Championship for 14 years.

And ahead of tonight’s battle with QPR he revealed to Sky Sports that the lure of serving to Bournemouth win promotion was the motive he snubbed staying in the Prem.

Cahill talked about: “I could’ve stayed in the Premier League – Palace equipped me one different 12 months.

“They needed to lower the age of the squad, in order that didn’t work out, however it was implausible there.


“It’s a unbelievable soccer membership and I cherished my two years, nevertheless I had totally different alternate options as successfully to hold in the league.

“This just isn’t me being disrespectful, nevertheless the teams that I’d have gone to, I’d presumably have been shedding additional video video games than worthwhile.

“Speaking from my very personal viewpoint, am I going to add to my appearances or am I going to have a novel downside and can be found to a membership that, as soon as extra, is altering and, in the finish, downside for promotion?

“I took pretty slightly little bit of time in the summer time season due to that motive – I used to be undecided what I needed to do when it comes to my future.

“I spoke when I first signed here about what was going to drive me, what was I doing it for. The longer I was off, the more I missed playing. I missed the games, first and foremost.”

Cahill, who helped Chelsea win the Champions League in 2012, added: “In phrases of the various to come proper right here, I seen that as a very utterly totally different downside to what I’ve been used to in earlier years and one which I used to be keen about.

“Hopefully I can carry that little bit of experience on the pitch in situations that it could possibly be needed. That’s what I hope.

“Naturally I’m going to add experience, but I’ve come here to deliver on the pitch first and foremost.”

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