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Spain's Villa off to the MLS

03 June 2014, 06:34

New York - David Villa, who helped Spain capture the 2010 World Cup and Atletico Madrid win this year's La Liga crown, has signed a three-year deal with Major League Soccer's New York expansion team.

New York City FC announced the signing Monday, giving the club star power for its debut in 2015.

Villa will keep the number seven jersey he has worn for most of his career, including a stint at Barcelona from 2010 to 2013.

"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," Villa said.

The newly-formed Major League Soccer club, who are jointly owned by Manchester City and the New York Yankees, confirmed on their Twitter account that the 32-year-old was their first-ever player.

The club tweeted: " (sic) Welcome to New York City: David Villa (@Guaje7Villa) officially signs as #NYCFC's first ever player. #VillatoNYCFC."

Villa is the Spanish team's all-time top scorer.

He netted four goal's in Spain's 2008 European title campaign and five goals in Spain's run to the World Cup crown in 2010 and is on the squad that defends the trophy starting later this month in Brazil.



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