Tokyo: Former Spain and Barcelona striker David Villa announced on Saturday that he has signed with the J-League's Vissel Kobe, joining his former teammate Andres Iniesta.
Villa tweeted a video, showing his successful work with New York City FC, before receiving a phone call that took him to Japan. "Hola japon. Hola Vissel Kobe," he said in the clip, which showed him in the J-League club's crimson jersey.
The 36-year-old forward is the latest high-profile acquisition by Vissel in the western Japanese port city of Kobe. The outfit — owned by Japanese tech billionaire Hiroshi Mikitani — acquired Iniesta earlier this year after signing former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski in 2017.
My new club.https://t.co/jC8UcI6ZjI
— David Villa (@Guaje7Villa) December 1, 2018
Villa, the all-time leading goalscorer in Spanish national team history, joined New York City in 2014 from Atletico Madrid following successful seasons with Barcelona and Valencia.
Firstpost is now on WhatsApp. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to Firstpost.com/Whatsapp and hit the Subscribe button.
Updated Date: Dec 01, 2018 16:15:55 IST