Star signing set to push City to limit

SPANISH superstar David Villa will touch down in the Victorian capital next Tuesday - and he means business about performing well for Melbourne City.

The 2010 World Cup winner can play 10 games as part of his guest stint at City, on loan from New York City and the 32-year-old will begin training at La Trobe University straight after jetting in.

The club has not specified how long he will be in Australia for, and how many games he will play.

Villa, however, was clear in his intentions.

"The overall goal is to help the team perform well, support the Melbourne City FC team, build relationships, and enjoy the style of football the league has to offer," he said via a statement.

"And, obviously, I want to do my job well and help Melbourne City to win as many games as possible."

Melbourne City coach John van't Schip said: "We are looking forward to welcoming him to the squad and having him train with the group at the earliest opportunity."


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