Atletico Madrid striker David Villa was in Manchester yesterday for a medical.

Villa is on the verge of cementing his move to New York City FC, which is owned by Manchester City.

The former Barcelona striker is well known to City's directors.

Former Barça vice president Ferran Soriano is the CEO of Manchester City and Txiki Begiristain, Barcelona's former director of football, now occupies the same role at the English club.

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