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Report: New York City FC targeting potential David Villa replacement?

Sergio Leon - Real Betis


Is it the end of an era in New York City? Possibly, as David Villa's future remains up in the air. In the event that Villa won't grace the pitch at Yankee Stadium in 2019, NYCFC have reportedly begun to make contingency plans. 

According to AS, NYCFC have lined up Real Betis striker Sergio Leon to replace Villa should the Spanish legend leave.

November 20, 2018

Leon, 29, has had a nomadic career in Spain, bouncing between teams. He's had the most success with Reus, Elche, Osasuna before returning to Real Betis in 2017. This season he has one goal in seven appearances across all competitions after scoring 12 goals in 31 La Liga appearances last year.