Gary Cahill: Bournemouth sign former England centre-back on one-year deal

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Gary Cahill has nearly 400 Premier League appearances for Aston Villa and Bolton as well as Chelsea, Chelsea, and Crystal Palace

Bournemouth has signed Gary Cahill, former England centre-back, on a one year deal.

After his last season with Crystal Palace, Cahill, 35, has been released from his contract and joins the Cherries as a free transfer.

He could make his debut at home for his club against Blackpool in Saturday's Championship.

Cahill stated, "I have made a decision that I believe this is the best place to be at this point in my career."

He was a champion league and two-time Premier League win with Chelsea. He was also capped 61 times in England.

Cahill stated, "I had been in touch with Scott Parker (the manager) a few times this summer so I knew he wanted me to join the club. I'm really excited to get started."

"I was looking for something that would challenge me, and this is it. It's been 17 years since I played in the Championship on loan.

"At the time, I saw an opening to participate in this journey. The squad was young and talented, with a great manager and eventually promotion.

"I see it as a goal, a drive that I want to get my teeth into this season."

Scott Parker has signed Cahill as the fourth Bournemouth manager since June.

The Cherries have also signed Emiliano Marcondes, Orjan Nyland, goalkeeper, and Leif Davis, a Leeds United loanee defender.

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