Former Republic of Ireland forward David Connolly reckons it would do Manchester United “no harm” if they signed former Chelsea defender Gary Cahill this summer.
The England international is a free agent this summer after being released by the Blues, with Aston Villa among the clubs reportedly interested in signing the centre-back.
Connolly told talkSPORT: “There are deals out there. [Toby] Alderweireld is available for £25million and Gary Cahill has just gone on a free.
“Now, what harm would it be to take a Gary Cahill, with all his experience and winners’ medals, into the building? It’s that experience, you might have lost a lot, well get someone in that would give that!
“Look, he’s not going to bring the ball out from the back like if they had a Harry Maguire. But he’s a top, top centre-half who looks as fit as a flea.
“Obviously he hasn’t played that much, but he looks after himself. So why not someone like that? Under Sir Alex [Ferguson], he would always make an ageing, loanee signing, a Henrik Larsson or they had [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic [under Jose Mourinho] for example.
“Someone like that at the back would do terrifically for them.”
“There’s deals out there.” 📝
“Gary Cahill has just gone on a free. What harm would it be to get him in?” 👊
“Sir Alex would always make an older, ageing signing.” 🤝
David Connolly says Gary Cahill could be a perfect signing for #MUFC 🔴
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— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 1, 2019