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Cahill biggest A-League signing: Gallop

  • Cahill biggest A-League signing: Gallop

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 01: FFA CEO David Gallop speaks to the media during a press conference at the FFA Offices on December 1, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop has hailed Melbourne City's signing of Socceroos all-time leading goalscorer Tim Cahill as the biggest in the A-League's history.

Cahill has signed a two-year playing deal with the club, though only the first year will be covered by the full season guest player financial component being provided by the FFA.

"It's a red letter day for the code," said Gallop, who expected the signing to be a significant factor in a new broadcasting deal and revealed there was still a "good chunk" left of the million dollars the FFA had set aside for the guest players provision.

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