Villa to New York FC?

David Villa is on the verge of leaving Atletico Madrid for New York City FC, reports in Spain claim.

Sport says Villa has received an offer from the MLS club for a three-year contract, and is leaning towards taking it after spending parts of last season as second fiddle to Diego Costa and Raul Garcia.

New York City FC is an MLS franchise owned in partnership between the New York Yankees and Manchester City, and was founded last year. They will play in MLS from 2015.

Should Villa choose to leave Atletico this summer then his former club Barcelona will also be affected.

Part of the agreement that took Villa to Vicente Calderon last summer said that Atleti would pay €3m if Villa played a second season for the club and extended his contract.

Atletico paid €2.1m to sign Villa but the 32-year-old’s expected departure means Barca won’t see the rest of the money.

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