David Villa
David Villa

Former Spain striker David Villa on Wednesday left New York City FC after spending four successful years with the Major League Soccer outfit.

The 36-year-old World Cup winner, who scored 80 goals in 124 appearances for New York, confirmed his exit on the club’s website.

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An announcement over his next playing destination will be made in the “coming days.”

“I can only say thank you, thank you to everybody,” he said. “I would have liked to give the supporters the MLS Cup, but I don’t have any doubts that in the next years the Club will get it for sure.

“My experience here was amazing. It gave me everything as a soccer player, as a person, and as a family man.”

Villa was New York City’s first ever signing as the expansion team came to fruition in 2014, joining from Atletico Madrid.