Villa to 'give everything' for Melbourne City

Melbourne City fans can expect star signing David Villa to “give everything” during his 10-game guest stint with the A-League outfit.

Villa, who is in camp with Spain ahead of the FIFA World Cup, will link up with the Australian club before joining another Manchester City-owned outfit, New York City, in the MLS in 2015.

The World Cup and Champions League winner spoke about his first visit to Australia, what his family thinks about the move and the Socceroos chances against the reigning World Champions in Brazil.

And he gave an indication just what he will bring to Melbourne City, saying he won't be holding back during his stay Down Under.

"What I’ve always done throughout my career is do the best I possibly can," Villa said.

“That is what I will do for Melbourne City FC in every game that I play for them. I’ll be giving everything for the team, just like I have with every club I’ve played for.”

As for his pending encounter with the Socceroos on June 24 he added: "They are at the World Cup on their own merits.

"It's never easy for any team to reach the World Cup finals, qualifying for that tournament is always tough to achieve.

"Now we've been drawn together in the same group and it's going to be a difficult game for us."

Manchester City purchased Heart in January, and Thursday's sensational Villa announcement underlined how different the Australian club's future could be with Abu Dhabi ownership.


Villa scored 13 goals for Atletico as the Madrid-based club won their first La Liga title in 18 years last season, while he also started in the UEFA Champions League final defeat to Real.


The former Valencia and Barcelona forward is Spain's all-time leading goal-scorer with 56 strikes in 94 appearances and will be a key man for Vicente del Bosque, as the Europeans attempt to defend their world title in Brazil.


Villa will arguably become the best player to play in the A-League as he will arrive at Heart still at the top of his game, compared to former Sydney FC marquee signings Alessandro Del Piero and Dwight Yorke, who arrived at the ages of 37 and 33 respectively.