English football club Crystal Palace confirmed the signing of former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill on late Monday. Cahill signed a two-year contract, the club said in a tweet. "Looking forward to the new adventure and challenge. I can’t wait to get started!" Cahill tweeted.
“I’m delighted that Gary has joined us. He’s a fantastic footballer who brings a wealth of international and Premier League experience. Having worked alongside Gary during my time as England manager, I know that he is going to be a valuable asset and I’m so happy to be working with him again,” Roy Hodgson, the team manager said on the club's official website.
The 33-year-old veteran defender departed Chelsea at the end of the 2018-2019 season after seven years.
He scored 27 goals and produced 11 assists in 349 appearances in the English Premier League.
During his seven-year spell in London, he won a UEFA Champions League title in 2012 and two Europe League Cups.
He also helped Chelsea to claim two League Cups, two Premier League titles and one FA Cup.
Before moving to Chelsea in 2012, Cahill played for Burnley, Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Bolton in England.