Tim Cahill's outer Melbourne home sells in just five weeks

Tim Cahill's outer Melbourne home sells in just five weeks
Tim Cahill's outer Melbourne home sells in just five weeks

Tim Cahill's next move is a step closer after the veteran Socceroo's Melbourne home sold, five weeks after its listing.

The Sydney-born midfielder, and Australia's highest ever goal scorer, is quitting Lower Plenty with a move to the United States mooted with wife Rebekah and the couple's four children.

Cahill says he may continue playing club football outside Australia after retiring from national duties with the Socceroos.

His Lower Plenty home was bought in 2016 after joining Melbourne City on his return from China where he played for Greenland Shenhua, owned by the giant property group Greenland.

Paying $2,775,000, he was seeking offers of between $3.5 million and $3.85 million.

It is understood the sale to a Brighton family was at the lower end of the price guidance.

It had been renovated by his interior designer wife Rebekah.

He seems set to retain the family's hobby farm in the Byron Bay hinterland which cost $1.7 million last year.

Cahill, who previously owned a Caringbah South waterfront which sold for $5.7 million in 2015, still owns a Horningsea Park property in Sydney’s west which was bought with the family in 1999 for $260,000.
 
ESPN reported he owns a house in New Jersey, just outside of New York which was bought when he played for the Red Bulls.
 
Football Federation Australia has given consideration to a testimonial match for Tim Cahill as they look at honouring the all-time great in front of home fans.
 
Cahill was in Russia where his hopes of becoming just the fifth player to score at four different World Cups were dashed. 
 
The 38-year-old Cahill came off the bench in Australia's 2-0 defeat to Peru in the group stages.

This story was first published in The Weekend Australian

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