The deal was confirmed in Twitter The club tweeted: “Welcome to New York City: David Villa (@Guaje7Villa) officially signs as #NYCFC’s first ever player. #VillatoNYCFC.”
— New York City FC (@NYCFC) June 2, 2014
Before joining Atletico last summer, Spain’s record goal scorer spent three hugely successful seasons at Barcelona while he has also represented Valencia, Real Zaragoza and Sporting Gijón in the past.
Villa said to the club;s official website, “Throughout my career I’ve always tried to keep pushing myself to achieve new targets and this represents another important goal for me. 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 honour 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.”