Just days after departing Shanghai Shenhua, Socceroo great Tim Cahill has joined rival Chinese Super League club Hangzhou Greentown.
Cahill’s release from Shanghai came as a shock after he signed a contract extension with the club in November.
The 36-year-old was also one of their best players last season, scoring 11 times in 28 matches and helping the club make it all the way through to the Chinese FA Cup final.
Cahill will link up with fellow Socceroo Matthew Spiranovic, who joined the club from Western Sydney Wanderers in 2015.
Australia's all-time leading goal scorer was unable to join a Hyundai A-League club for the remainder of this season as his contract with Shanghai was terminated after the Australian transfer window closed on February 2.
Hangzhou finished 11th in the CSL last season and are coached by South Korean great Hong Myung-bo.
Cahill, Goodwin, Grant named in Caltex Socceroos squad for Lebanon clash
Caltex Socceroos Head Coach Graham Arnold today named a 24-player squad for his side’s international friendly against Lebanon on Tuesday evening, presenting opportunities for numerous players including some based in the Hyundai A-League. Sydney FC’s Rhyan Grant and Adelaide U
The numbers behind Australia's draw with Korea Republic
Australia’s dominance against Korea Republic was on full display when taking even the briefest of glances at the stats sheet. The Caltex Socceroos had 22 shots on goal to Korea Republic’s four but needed stoppage time to produce an equaliser through Massimo Luongo in Saturday
Risdon loving Arnold's new style that 'suits me very well'
Australia defender Josh Risdon said he is thriving in Graham Arnold’s new-look style after another impressive performance in green and gold. The Western Sydney Wanderers right back was one of Australia’s best performers in an exciting 1-1 friendly draw with Korea Republic in B
'Enormous amount of progress' delights Caltex Socceroos star
Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Maty Ryan said he was greatly encouraged by what he saw in Saturday evening’s 1-1 friendly draw with Korea Republic. Graham Arnold’s side controlled the contest but left it late, scoring a stoppage-time equaliser through Massimo Luongo at Suncorp St