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David Villa announces Atletico Madrid departure

Atletico Madrid striker David Villa has announced he's leaving the club this summer.

Villa was spotted in Manchester over the weekend undergoing a medical. It's understood he is joining the Manchester City owned MLS expansion club, New York City FC.

"It is an irresistible project for me and my family, it is very, very good. It is about football and I have to accept it," Villa said in a message to fans published on the Atletico website.

"I will be a fan of Atletico all my life for what they have given me this year."

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