Amidst rumours linking most of our stars with transfers away from the Vicente Calderón, David Villa was surprisingly the first to announce his departure.
On Sunday the Asturian announced in a video on the club’s YouTube channel that he’s leaving Atlético Madrid to join New York City in the MLS.
You can watch the video with English captions to see for yourself how the 32-year old tells about the fantastic season he’s had in red and white.
Villa, who was on €6m a year, was Atleti’s highest earner in club history. We have been told the cap space opening up due to his departure will be used to finance a new deal for his partner in crime, Diego Costa.
Earlier this week Villa received the good news that he has been called up by national team coach Vicente Del Bosque. Spain’s all time topscorer will represent La Roja at the World Cup along with his (former) teammates Juanfran, Koke and Diego Costa.