Everton legend and World Cup hero seeks Premier League return

Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill could be heading back to England with Sunderland and QPR linked with moves – should Everton intervene?

Fresh from starring for Australia at the World Cup in Brazil, Tim Cahill could be set to seal a return to the Premier League big time with Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers rumoured to be weighing up moves.

The 34-year-old became the first Socceroos star to net at three World Cups after scoring against Chile and, most notably, Holland during Australia’s commendable showing at the tournament.

Among the goals of the World Cup, Cahill’s Van Basten-esque volley against the Dutch showed that the former Millwall and Everton star has lost none of the predatory goalscoring instincts that made him such a hit during his first stint in England.

And according to the Press Association Sport, that has been enough to catch the eye of the Premier League pair amid reports the veteran forward could be set to depart Major League Soccer team New York Red Bulls.

The 34-year-old racked up 11 goals for the US side last term, earning the Most Valuable Player award for his overall contributions that term.

And while the likes of QPR and Sunderland could be willing to pursue deals for Cahill, Everton would be wise to consider a move for the man who scored 56 goals in 226 games for the Toffees.

The Australian would be the ideal impact sub for the Blues, allowing Roberto Martinez to bring Cahill into the fray when a goal was required – something that was often lacking for Everton last term.

His previous ties with the Goodison Park club would also most likely put the Merseysiders at the front of the queue should they opt to make a move.

Everton are in desperate need of goalscoring reinforcements at present too, amid reports that Romelu Lukaku could be set to remain at Stamford Bridge next term.

The Belgian racked up 15 goals in 31 Premier League appearances while on loan with the Toffees last term.

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