Former Wanderers defender Gary Cahill has found himself a new club after leaving Chelsea earlier in the summer.

The 33-year-old centre-half who left Bolton for Chelsea in 2012 has signed with Roy Hodgson’s London-based outfit on a free transfer and arrives at Selhurst Park after signing a two-year deal.

While the move makes sense for the ever-composed defender, it does dash any hopes of a miraculous return to Bolton for Gary Cahill but with Yoan Zouma’s incredible debut performance for Bolton on Saturday, Wanderers should be just fine.

Gary Cahill signed for Bolton in January 2008 after Gary Megson persuaded the then 21-year-old defender to part ways with Aston Villa and in four years at the club played almost 150 games and got on the scoresheet an impressive 15 times.

Cahill played a vital role in keeping Wanderers above the relegation waterline and became one of the star names in Bolton’s side in the club’s final few Premier League years.

Interest in Cahill was rife for several transfer windows before the defender finally did make his infamously cheap £7 million move to Chelsea who went on to win the Champions League within six months of his arrival.

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Meanwhile, Bolton slipped to a relegation from the Premier League that the club still hasn’t recovered from.

With the defender now entering the twilight stages of his career, a move to Crystal Palace no doubt suits the former Wanderer nicely.

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