Report: West Ham to face competition from European giants to sign veteran

Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim is set to make a decision as to whether his club should sign defender Gary Cahill, with West Ham United also interested, according to a report published by Fotospor

The 33-year-old is set to become a free-agent after as his contract with the Blues will not be renewed. Cahill barely featured for the Blues this season as he made only two Premier League appearances and was mainly played during Cup games.

He still does however have at least another 1-2 years left in him to play at the highest level and will not be short of good offers. The report also added that Premier League clubs Burnley and West Ham have displayed an interest in signing him.

It now remains to be seen what Cahill wants to do. If he wants to remain closer to home and in the Premier League, it would make sense to join West Ham or Burnley. However, if he wants to take on a different challenge as well as play in the Champions League next season, a move to Galatasary would make complete sense.

The Turkish giants will likely be playing in Europe’s Premier Club competition next season and are in pole position to secure the Super Lig title this term. Another option for Cahill at this stage would be to move to the MLS or Chinese Super League. He is now past the peak of his career and does not necessarily need to be playing in a highly competitive club next season as his international career with England is all but over.