David Villa has been fantastic in MLS, scoring 40 goals in two seasons, and he told the Planet Fútbol Podcast he has started talks with NYCFC about extending his contract beyond its current end date of December 2017, when he’ll be 36.
Villa said he’s very happy in New York with his family, and he’s still playing at a high level. In fact, a source says that Villa has drawn interest recently from teams in Spain, England, China, Russia and Turkey. But all signs are pointing to him staying even longer in New York City.
Spain's all-time leading international goal scorer with 59, Villa trails New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips by a goal for the 2016 MLS Golden Boot.
NYCFC enters the last game of the season vying for the second bye in the Eastern Conference.
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