Three ideal Premier League destinations for Chelsea veteran Gary Cahill
Chelsea have bid adieu to their former coach Antonio Conte as another Italian, Maurizio Sarri, take over at Stamford Bridge. In the aftermath, a number of changes are expected at the club with some players leaving and others joining.
Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard are rumoured to be close to a Real Madrid switch while club captain Gary Cahill is also pondering his future. Sarri must bring in a new defender this summer, meaning Cahill might not be a part of his plans.
The 32-year-old could be on his way out of Chelsea and here are 3 Premier League clubs who should go for him.
Liverpool have spent humongous amounts of money to fix their defensive problems in recent times as Jurgen Klopp sanctioned world-record bids for Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker. Yet, their defence continues to look shaky with no established partner for van Dijk in central defence. Klopp should seriously consider adding a defender of Cahill’s quality and experience to bolster his back line.
A combination of Cahill and van Dijk could be formidable in the air, as both are among the best centre-backs in the league in terms of aerial ability.
Manchester United have been strongly linked with Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld throughout the summer transfer window. Jose Mourinho must add strength in that area and although Alderweireld is the utmost priority, the club should consider signing Cahill as well.
The former Chelsea coach has worked with Cahill before, and they could use their past relationship to perform wonders for the Red Devils at Old Trafford.
Arsenal have signed an experienced centre-back in Sokratis from Borussia Dortmund but they could do with one more. The Gunners are lacking depth in the centre-back department, following Per Mertesacker’s retirement and the long-term injury to Laurent Koscielny.
Shkodran Mustafi is the only other senior defender available and he often looks shaky. Arsenal have good defensive prospects in Rob Holding, Callum Chambers and Konstantinos Mavropanos, however, they must add a defender like Cahill to their side.
Moving within London would be a favorable situation for Cahill and he could follow the footsteps of his former teammate Petr Cech.