Former Barcelona striker David Villa may have left European football for good, but he is one of the few star names who won trophies along with Lionel Messi.
Former Barcelona player David Villa is happy with his performance in the Major League Soccer of the United States where he is one of the best rates players.
The New York City FC player has enjoyed much of the limelight since making a move to play in the league. He featured in the All Star game as the MLS faced English Premier League side Arsenal who were on a United States tour.
Former Barcelona forward David Villa contributed a goal as New York City stunned the Red Bulls in a 2-0 defeat. The much anticipated Major League Soccer derby in the Eastern Conference lived up to its excitement as the stunning result means City have broken their poor run against the Red Bulls.
Both teams have met four times with Red Bulls winning every game. Their eight-matches winning streak was broken recently by Philadelphia Union and New York City compounded their worries.
Atletico Madrid striker David Villa helped his team beat his former club Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals. The striker joined the Spanish outfit in the summer for around £ 4 million after being deemed surplus at Barcelona.
However, he has proven that this was a very wrong decision by the Catalan club, as he has been influential for Atletico Madrid and their title challenge. They have been able to maintain their position at the top of the table for a long time now. They have also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League – at the expense of Barcelona.
Former Barcelona striker David Villa has claimed that his former club certainly did not like to face Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Villa is currently playing for Atletico Madrid after having joined the club in the summer for around £ 4 million.
Footballer, David Villa wounded the back of his left thigh on 2nd February in the Atletico vs. Real Sociedad match where they enjoyed a 4-0 victory. Atletico Madrid had to intently wait to find out how bad the injury really was. Villa had to sit out on Sunday’s game after 41 minutes due to the injury.
According to reports emerging from Spain, David Villa of Atletico Madrid is being considered as a replacement for Didier Drogba and the Turkish side Galatasaray is interested in signing the former player of Barcelona.
The Ivorian forward Didier Drogba wants to finish his football career playing at the MLS, which is a decision that most players of a certain age are taking into consideration and Drogba wants to continue with that trend.
Former Barcelona player David Villa recently said that he was not expecting to have the success they have been enjoying this season even though already knowing the capabilities of Athletic Madrid before joining the Spanish side on July of 2013.
Athletic Madrid currently are topping the Spanish League, La Liga with 40 points alongside Barcelona as both clubs are tied in 1st place with the only difference being the goal difference in favor of the Catalan team.
Former Barcelona player David Villa signed with Athletic Madrid on July 8 of 2013. It was rather obvious that the Spanish forward did not want to leave the club but he failed to make part in the plans of the coach.
With the addition of the Brazilian superstar Neymar, there really was no place left for Villa in Barcelona as they wanted to make an energetic, fast paced team build around Lionel Messi.
From the looks of it Barcelona made an excellent transfer as David Villa continues underperforming in his new club Athletic Madrid.
David Villa was the big signing for Atletico Madrid in the summer and he came to the club in order to replace Radamel Falcao, who had two extremely successful years at the club.
The forward was sold to Monaco for £ 50 million, but Madrid spent only a fraction of the money in order to bring Villa from Barcelona. Due to the contractual situation of the Spaniard, he was brought to the club for around £ 4 million. Even though he has played less football since his move, he has already found the back of the net on three occasions.