Gary Cahill at ‘Crossroads In Career’

Updated: January 27, 2016

Gary Cahill, who has found himself out of favor under interim manager Guus Hiddink, is reportedly unsettled at Chelsea Football Club and is considering his future, say an exclusive report in Reuters. Amid news that Chelsea are set to sign promising young New York Red Bulls center back Matt Miazga and with EURO 2016 just around the corner, Cahill is concerned about his England future.

Chelsea signed Papy Djilobodji in the previous window and he, along with several defensive prospects in the Chelsea youth system, has been loaned out.  Young Frenchman Kurt Zouma has been quickly gaining experience next to an aging John Terry and it’s no secret that the Blues have also been eagerly pursuing Everton center back John Stones.  All signs point to Cahill as being the odd man out in Chelsea’s current crop of central defenders, and one could understand his desire to leave.

According to a source close to the England international, Cahill is at a “crossroads in his career” and feels a transfer away from Chelsea, in an effort to secure more first-team minutes, could be crucial.  Under José Mourinho, Cahill made 10 starts.  Since Hiddink’s arrival, he’s seen the field just twice.

Cahill, who won the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League in his debut season, has been a loyal servant of Chelsea FC and, despite being the brunt of many a Chelsea fan’s lament during some of their more frustrating losses, his commitment to the team is unquestionable.  If he were to leave, the majority of Chelsea fans would wish him well.

Still, his sale seems unlikely to happen until the summer, as it is doubtful that Chelsea allow him to go.  With Champions League and FA Cup fixtures looming, Hiddink may be needing more of him as the Blues head into a busy second half of the season.

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