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David Villa: Ex-Barcelona striker to join Andres Iniesta at Vissel Kobe
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David Villa: Ex-Barcelona striker to join Andres Iniesta at Vissel Kobe


Villa was New York City FC’s first ever signing in 2014

Former Spain striker David Villa is to join Japanese top-flight club Vissel Kobe after leaving Major League Soccer side New York City FC.

Villa will link-up with former Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta and ex-Germany forward Lukas Podolski.

The 36-year-old scored 80 goals in 124 games for New York after becoming the club’s first ever player when he signed from Atletico Madrid in 2014.

With Spain, he won the 2008 European Championship and the 2010 World Cup.

Villa, who said on Wednesday he will leave New York on 31 December when his contract expires, announced his move to Kobe on YouTube.