Former Republic of Ireland forward, David Connolly, has claimed the Manchester United should sign Gary Cahill on a free in this transfer window.
Gary Cahill was signed by Chelsea in the January of 2012 from Bolton, as the Englishman went on to become one of the most decorated players in Chelsea’s history, which is not saying much, given their history!
But still, the English center-back did amazingly well for himself, winning almost every title in the book during his 7 year spell at the club.
However, the arrival of Maurizio Sarri last season saw him drop to the reserves, and with just 1 year remaining in his contract, the 33-year-old decided to run it down and leave on a free.
So, now a free agent, without a club, the center-back has been linked to a few Premier League and championship sides, although, no decision has been made yet.
As per David Connolly, Cahill has still got the fitness and the skills to be a solid option in a low-block defense and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should look to sign him in the next few weeks:
“There are deals out there. [Toby] Alderweireld is available for £25million and Gary Cahill has just gone on a free.
“Now, what harm would it be to take a Gary Cahill, with all his experience and winners’ medals, into the building? It’s that experience, you might have lost a lot, well get someone in that would give that!
“Look, he’s not going to bring the ball out from the back like if they had a Harry Maguire. But he’s a top, top centre-half who looks as fit as a flea.
“Obviously he hasn’t played that much, but he looks after himself. So why not someone like that? Under Sir Alex [Ferguson], he would always make an ageing, loanee signing, a Henrik Larsson or they had [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic [under Jose Mourinho] for example.
“Someone like that at the back would do terrifically for them.”
“There’s deals out there.” 📝
“Gary Cahill has just gone on a free. What harm would it be to get him in?” 👊
“Sir Alex would always make an older, ageing signing.” 🤝
David Connolly says Gary Cahill could be a perfect signing for #MUFC 🔴
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— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 1, 2019
Well, I gotta say, Gary Cahill is an interesting option.
The 33-year-old would absolutely suffer in a high-line back 4 and is an underwhelming option on the ball, but in a low-block defense, the Englishman is still one of the best options, who is brilliant in the air and has got a knack of being in the right place and at the right time. Plus experience never hurts, right?
Do you think we should go in for Gary Cahill?