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'Strange': Some Crystal Palace fans react to 'odd' news coming from Bournemouth

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Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to react after Bournemouth announced the signing of Gary Cahill on a free transfer.

What’s the story?

Well, the 35-year-old was a free agent after his contract with Crystal Palace expired at the end of last season.

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The Eagles actually offered him fresh terms, although Cahill rejected the contract – it was said that his wage demands were too high.

Now, the 61-cap England international has taken a step down into the Championship for his next adventure.

Cahill made his decision despite supposed interest from Steven Gerrard’s Rangers.

Have Crystal Palace made a mistake?

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Given his wealth of experience, you could argue that Crystal Palace were wrong to let Cahill go.

Patrick Vieira is overseeing a youthful overhaul, with 21-year-old Marc Guéhi arriving as Cahill’s replacement.

There are many more youngsters in Vieira’s squad, and it helps to have experienced figures around the club to help guide them.

In that respect, you could say it was unwise to let a man with 394 Premier League appearances leave the club.

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Having said that, if Cahill’s demands were too high, there was no point in breaking the salary structure to re-sign him.

The Eagles desperately needed to trim the average age of their squad, and that’s only possible by letting older players go.

Let’s see what the Crystal Palace fans have been saying about Bournemouth’s announcement of Cahill…

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