Atletico Madrid’s top striker David Villa has completed a move to MLS side New York City FC.
“It is an irresistible project for me and my family, it is very, very good. It is about football and I have to accept it,” the former Barcelona striker said.
“‘I will be a fan of Atletico all my life for what they have given me this year.”
“It has been a great project for me both personally as well as sporting and now I face a new challenge which is what I have always looked to do in my career and my life.”
“I would like to thank the people at Atletico and those that tried to convince me to stay, like Cholo [coach Diego Simeone] and the rest of the coaching staff.”