David Villa not confident of returning to Australian League
Former Valencia and Barcelona striker David Villa says that he is not sure whether he would be returning to the Australian A-League in 2015.
The striker signed for New York City FC in the summer after being available on the free transfer market. However, since New York City were not officially playing competitive matches until the start of the 2015 MLS season, he decided to complete a short-term loan move to Australian A-League. He played with Melbourne City FC and enjoyed reasonable success at the club. After having been happy with his impact, Melbourne City have expressed their interest in getting Villa back at some point in the future.
The forward, though, says that a return to the Australian A-League is highly complicated, especially because of the lack of time, and that he would not be too certain about it. The record international goal scorer for the Spanish national team is still capable of playing at the top level at just 32 years of age. However, he has surprised everyone by choosing a move to the MLS. He will be joined by the likes of Frank Lampard, who have also signed for New York City FC. However, the former Chelsea midfielder is at the twilight of his career unlike Villa.
“I don’t know if I’ll be going back yet. It’s complicated not being able to compete and [play]. It was real good to have the month in Australia. It’s different, but I’m training well. I’m working well, so when it’s time to compete I’ll be in the best shape. And it gives me more desire and excitement to compete and when the day comes I’m going to have double the excitement than when I was playing before.It’s getting more and more attractive for players in Spain and Europe,” said Villa.