POSSIBLE VISITOR: Socceroo Tim Cahill could be headed to Coffs Harbour in January.
POSSIBLE VISITOR: Socceroo Tim Cahill could be headed to Coffs Harbour in January. PAUL MILLER

Hands up if you want to see Timmy playing in Coffs

AUSTRALIA'S greatest Socceroo could be headed to Coffs Harbour in January.

When Melbourne City plays against Newcastle in the Hyundai A-League clash to be played at C.ex Coffs International Stadium on January 27, the City team could have Tim Cahill in its line-up.

The deadline for Australia's all-time leading goal scorer to extend his contract with Hangzhou Greentown has passed, meaning the path for the 36-year-old to transfer to Melbourne City is well and truly open.

Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop confirmed he met with Cahill's management last week and as well as speaking to Cahill on the phone.

"We're continuing to have talks," Gallop said.

"At this stage I can't say much more than that talks are positive. We'd love to have Tim in the A-League, we know what he'd bring to the A-League."

With 91 appearances and 47 goals under his belt for the Socceroos, Cahill's status among the football community is legendary. He's one of only six players to score in three different World Cups.

Having him play in Coffs Harbour could see a large boost in crowd numbers when the A-League fixture comes to town.



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