Newly founded American giant New York City FC announced the first signing: David Villa. Atletico Madrid’s striker joins his new club in 2015 when the new MLS season begins – and his contract expires at the spanish team.
The Spanish national team’s all-time topscorer will wear the No. 7 jersey at NYCFC. Villa won two league titles with Barcelona and one with Atletico Madrid. He also won the Champions League with the Catalan giant.
“Throughout my career I’ve always tried to keep pushing myself to achieve new targets and this represents another important goal for me”, said David Villa. “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. 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 was named in the Spain squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Who will be the next big name to join New York City FC? Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard or Alessandro del Piero?