3 Jun 2014

Spanish star signs for New York

1:07 pm on 3 June 2014

The Spanish World Cup striker David Villa has signed for the new Major League Soccer team New York City on a three-year deal.

Villa, who helped Atletico Madrid win last season's Spanish league title, will join the new club, who will begin playing in the MLS in 2015.

The deal is arguably the biggest signing made by an MLS team since David Beckham joined LA Galaxy.

Villa is the first player signed by New York, who are jointly owned by the English Premier League club Manchester City and baseball's New York Yankees.