Gary Cahill ended his time with Chelsea at the end of the past season following several good years of service. During the period, he helped the club to win two Premier League titles, two FA Cups, one League Cup, two Europa Leagues and one Champions League.
During the height of his spell with the Blues, the 33-year-old was considered as one of the best defenders in England. While now past his prime, Cahill is still capable of playing at the highest level. A move to his boyhood club Aston Villa would be ideal at this stage. The Villains are set to play in the Premier League next season after having won promotion via the promotion playoffs which they won.
Dean Smith’s side will be looking to make reinforcements to their side this summer so that they can build a unit which is capable of avoiding relegation next season. As a very experienced player, Cahill could have a lot of value to add to the Midlands side. He will also feel that he has a lot of unfinished business to complete with his boyhood club.
A product of the Villa youth development system, Cahill started his professional career with the club in 2004. He however never really managed to establish himself as a first-team regular at Villa Park having gone on to make just 28 League appearances for the club before departing to join Bolton Wanderers in 2008.
Now older an wiser, Cahill could serve as a mentor for Smith’s side and also put smiles on the faces of fans of his boyhood club, something which he never really managed to do during his previous spell. This move will be a match made in heaven. Villa boss Smith must push to make it happen this summer especially as his side do need to add more quality to their squad if they want to be competitive next season.