Frank Lampard has agreed a free transfer to New York City - and Atletico Madrid marksman David Villa is set to join him.
The highly-decorated ex-Chelsea midfielder and the Spanish title-winning striker were at Manchester City's Carrington complex on Saturday to complete the internal formalities of their respective moves.
Both deals are a huge statement of intent from City's US franchise which kicks off in the new Major League Soccer season next March.
Lampard is understood to be have agreed to a basic wage significantly less than the £150,000-a-week that he picked up at Chelsea.
New York's capture of Villa is another massive coup with 32-year-old fresh from helping Atletico beat Barcelona and Real Madrid to the Spanish title.
(Via Daily Mirror)
Frank Lampard and David Villa first to join NYCFC
Posted May 31, 2014 - 09:36 PM
Posted May 31, 2014 - 10:21 PM
Oh man, I hoped Lampard would stay in Europe a few more years. Man, this is huge for US soccer.
Posted June 02, 2014 - 06:15 AM
Great news for the MLS, bad news for my Toronto FC haha.
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