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NYCFC Signs David Villa from Atletico Madrid
Reuters, June 2nd, 2014 1:12PM

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New York City FC on Monday confirmed that Spain international David Villa has joined the incoming MLS club on a three-year deal. Villa, who was added to Vicente del Bosque’s 23-man Spain squad for the World Cup over the weekend, helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga title last season, scoring 13 goals. The World Cup winner with Spain in 2010 is the first player signed by NYCFC, which is jointly owned by Premier League giant Manchester City and MLB’s New York Yankees.

"This is a historic and exciting moment for the City family and the building of New York City Football Club," club chief executive Ferran Soriano said. "I know David really well; he is one of the best footballers in the world, a true winner and in an outstanding moment of his career. I'm sure New Yorkers will enjoy watching him play for their city," he said.

Villa, 32, has also won the La Liga title as well as the UEFA Champions League during his time playing for Barcelona. "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,” Villa said. "It's a real honor that the people who have formed the club have focused their attention on me. I'm keen to do the best I can, take on board that extra responsibility and prove my worth by repaying the confidence they have shown in me," he added. Read the original story...


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