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Villa signs one-year extension with New York City FC

Villa has scored five goals in seven appearances for New York City this season. Credit: PA

Former Spain striker David Villa has signed a one-year contract extension with New York City FC.

The 35-year-old, last season voted the most valuable player in Major League Soccer, put pen to paper on a three-year deal when he became the club's first signing in 2014.

He will now remain part of coach Patrick Vieira's side until the end of the 2018 campaign.

Three years ago we started a very good project to build this amazing club and they chose me to be the first captain, which I'm still so proud of.

When I look back to those first days in 2014, it's really amazing to see how far we've come in such a short space of time and to know that there is so much potential for us to continue growing, on and off the field.

I'm so happy here in this city and at this club, I am fit and I can do things on the pitch - I'm not ready to go to the sidelines.

That's why continuing here and signing this contract was a really easy decision for me.

– Villa to New York City FC website