Spanish striker, David Villa, has officially joined newly formed MLS club, New York City FC, becoming their first ever player.
Villa won the Spanish La Liga with Atletico Madrid and has concluded his move to the MLS whilst in training camp with Spain.
“Throughout my career I've always tried to keep pushing myself to achieve new targets and this represents another important goal for me”, Villa told the club’s official website.
“I want to try and help MLS continue to grow, through playing, working hard, scoring goals and at the same time try to make New York City FC become the best team in the league.”
The MLS franchise confirmed the 2010 World Cup champion has signed a three-year contract and is their first ever player.
“This is a historic and exciting moment for the City family and the building of New York City Football Club,” New York CEO, Ferran Soriano, told the club’s website.
“David Villa is undoubtedly one of the most accomplished soccer players and best strikers in the world,” added Jason Kreis, New York’s head coach.
"I couldn't be happier that we have acquired such an amazing talent as our first-ever signing. David will be a shining example of what it will mean to be a New York City player and a leader for us on and off the field.“
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