Villa joins Iniesta, Podolski at J.League club Kobe


Villa joins Iniesta, Podolski at J.League club Kobe

In Summary

  • Former Barcelona forward David Villa announced on Saturday he will be joining Spanish compatriot Andres Iniesta and German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski at J.League club Vissel Kobe next season.
  • The 36-year-old, who won the 2008 European Championship and the 2010 World Cup with Spain, said he would be leaving New York City FC after scoring 80 goals in 124 games for the Major League Soccer side.
  • Villa made the announcement on YouTube and the move was later confirmed by Kobe in a statement.

Former Barcelona forward David Villa announced on Saturday he will be joining Spanish compatriot Andres Iniesta and German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski at J.League club Vissel Kobe next season.

The 36-year-old, who won the 2008 European Championship and the 2010 World Cup with Spain, said he would be leaving New York City FC after scoring 80 goals in 124 games for the Major League Soccer side.

Villa made the announcement on YouTube and the move was later confirmed by Kobe in a statement.

“It’s decided,” he said in a video. “I have a new destination. A great challenge awaits.

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