Tim Cahill rejoins Millwall until end of season
By Tejas Kotecha
Last Updated: 30/01/18 7:30am
Millwall have re-signed Tim Cahill 13 years after the Australia international left the club.
The 38-year-old has signed a deal for the Championship club until the end of the season.
Cahill completed a medical at on Monday before signing his contract alongside manager Neil Harris and Millwall's chief executive Steve Kavanagh.
Cahill told Millwall's website: "I'm really happy. I've had a great career as a footballer, but to come here now at this stage of my career, with eyes on a World Cup place, it's such a professional environment.
"It's familiar. Not much has really changed, which is surprising, but it's nice to come back to where I was as a kid. The romance of the story is definitely not lost on me.
"To come home to where it all started, it's emotional, but it's happy emotions, because you wish for it to happen, you want it to happen, but when it finally comes to fruition, it's the perfect move."
He will be presented to the crowd before Tuesday night's Championship match at The Den against Derby County.
Manager Neil Harris said: "He is a different player to what he was years ago - he plays a little higher up the park now.
"At 38, he is in terrific shape. To start with, we are thinking about impact - someone to come off of the bench and give us that little lift, someone to lift the crowd and someone to pass on that knowledge when in front or behind."
Cahill scored 57 goals in 251 appearances for Millwall between 1998 and 2004 before his form earned him a move to Everton where he scored 56 goals in the Premier League.
More recently he has been playing in his homeland for Melbourne City after spells in the United States and China.
Cahill will wear the No 7 shirt although he is not available for selection for Millwall yet.
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