Cahill's exit from Shanghai Shenhua is 'heartbreaking'

Australian Tim Cahill says he terminated his contract with Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua. The move comes just months after he signed a new contract.

“I'm very sorry to announce that I have reached an agreement with Shanghai Shenhua to terminate my contract after being told that I'm not part of the new coach Manzano's plans for the 2016 season having only just signed a new contract in November,” Cahill said in an Instagram message. “This is very sad especially after what I feel I have helped to build in Shanghai Shenhua on and off the park. Just thinking about saying goodbye to my team-mates and especially the amazing fans is heartbreaking. Regardless of whether my contract is being honored and paid out in full, I would much rather have seen it out and finished what we started. I will always think about what could have been for us as a club in 2016.”

Cahill, who moved to China from the New York Red Bulls after the 2014 MLS season, said he would know more about his next move soon.

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