Former Spain striker David Villa has claimed that the reason behind his move to New York City FC is not for financial reasons. The striker recently ended his glittering career in European football after deciding to join New York City FC on a free transfer. His contract with Atletico Madrid came to an end last season and he decided not to stay in European football despite being only 32 years old. The striker has had a spectacular career in which he has represented the likes of Valencia, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid.
David Villa couldn’t hide his emotions when he was substituted in his last international match against Australia a few days back.
That was Spain’s last game in the FIFA World Cup 2014 and Villa had been included in the starting XI by the manager Vicente Del Bosque. They veteran striker proved that decision right as he made an impact in the 36th minute with a goal.
But, in the earlier parts of the second half, Bosque decided to call Villa back and send the Manchester United player Juan Mata out there.
Former Barcelona and Valencia striker David Villa has revealed that he will retire from international duty after the World Cup 2014. The 32-year-old is the record goalscorer for the Spanish national team. He is part of the squad that has been announced by Vicente del Bosque for the upcoming tournament. However, he is set to leave European football and move to New York City FC in the summer. A deal to take him to the MLS has already been announced as the new franchise did not have any troubles in negotiating the contract.
Former Barcelona striker David Villa has stated that he is confident that Atletico Madrid can win the title this season. Atletico Madrid will be going into the final two matches of the season looking to see the league title with just one win from these matches. Given that the final match of the season is against Barcelona, they will want to ensure that they can to the Camp Nou has the champions. Valencia in the last team to win the league title apart from the duo of Barcelona and Real Madrid. This happened back in 2004 and it is set to happen almost a decade later.
Atletico Madrid striker David Villa helped his team beat his former club Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals. The striker joined the Spanish outfit in the summer for around £ 4 million after being deemed surplus at Barcelona.
However, he has proven that this was a very wrong decision by the Catalan club, as he has been influential for Atletico Madrid and their title challenge. They have been able to maintain their position at the top of the table for a long time now. They have also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League – at the expense of Barcelona.
Former Barcelona striker David Villa has claimed that his former club certainly did not like to face Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Villa is currently playing for Atletico Madrid after having joined the club in the summer for around £ 4 million.
Footballer, David Villa wounded the back of his left thigh on 2nd February in the Atletico vs. Real Sociedad match where they enjoyed a 4-0 victory. Atletico Madrid had to intently wait to find out how bad the injury really was. Villa had to sit out on Sunday’s game after 41 minutes due to the injury.
According to reports emerging from Spain, David Villa of Atletico Madrid is being considered as a replacement for Didier Drogba and the Turkish side Galatasaray is interested in signing the former player of Barcelona.
The Ivorian forward Didier Drogba wants to finish his football career playing at the MLS, which is a decision that most players of a certain age are taking into consideration and Drogba wants to continue with that trend.
Former Barcelona player David Villa recently said that he was not expecting to have the success they have been enjoying this season even though already knowing the capabilities of Athletic Madrid before joining the Spanish side on July of 2013.
Athletic Madrid currently are topping the Spanish League, La Liga with 40 points alongside Barcelona as both clubs are tied in 1st place with the only difference being the goal difference in favor of the Catalan team.
Former Barcelona player David Villa signed with Athletic Madrid on July 8 of 2013. It was rather obvious that the Spanish forward did not want to leave the club but he failed to make part in the plans of the coach.
With the addition of the Brazilian superstar Neymar, there really was no place left for Villa in Barcelona as they wanted to make an energetic, fast paced team build around Lionel Messi.
From the looks of it Barcelona made an excellent transfer as David Villa continues underperforming in his new club Athletic Madrid.