The Daily Mail reports:
Back in the spring of 2002, David Moyes was settling into his role as manager at Goodison Park and had identified a central defender was required; one of the players he was following was Darren Purse, then of Birmingham City.
Eager to see what Purse could do in a high-pressure game, Moyes took his chairman to St Andrew’s to watch Birmingham play Millwall in the Championship play-off semi-final but his attention kept turning to the bundle of energy causing havoc here, there and everywhere.
"I remember David leaning over to me and saying, 'Bill, look at the wee black-haired boy who is running from box to box'," Kenwright recalled. "I then spent the next hour watching Tim Cahill. He was just mesmeric."
Two years and countless spying assignments later, Cahill became an Everton player but little could Moyes and Kenwright have imagined that the £1.75million they invested in the Australian would reap such spectacular rewards.