Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has expressed his "heartfelt thanks" to former midfielder Tim Cahill as he embarks on a new career in Major League Soccer.

The Australia international, who played 278 times for the Toffees in a career spanning eight years, ranks as one of manager David Moyes' best buys after his £1.5million move from Millwall. He completed a move to New York Red Bulls after signing a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Eastern Conference leaders.

"On a personal level, I will miss the first-ever player that David and I went to see together, and the wide-eyed bundle of energy that walked into my office a short time later and told me that Everton was his destiny," Kenwright told Press Association Sport.

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