New York bound! David Villa officially says goodbye to Atletico Madrid in farewell video

Having been pictured in Manchester undertaking a medical for New York City FC, David Villa has confirmed his departure from Atletico Madrid.

It was some season for Villa – the only one at Atletico Madrid having joined from Barcelona last summer.

Villa won La Liga with Atletico Madrid and also reached the Champions League final in Lisbon where Diego Simeone’s side came so close to securing an upset over great rivals Real Madrid.

Atletico Madrid released the video above on Sunday, Villa says: “I will continue to follow Atleti my whole life for everything they have given me this year.”

It is not clear what David Villa will do until March, when the MLS season, including new franchise New York City FC, begins life…


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