Santi Cazorla Returns To Villarreal For A Third Spell

By The Editor
on 5th June 2018

Santi Cazorla has returned to the club where he made his name…


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Weeks after he announced his emotional departure, Villarreal have confirmed that Santi Cazorla has returned to the club ahead of what will be his third spell.

Cazorla spent six years at the club, but hasn’t made a first-team appearance since October 2016 following a series of horrible setbacks concerning his achilles.

The playmaker underwent eight medical procedures to rectify the issue and we all felt warm inside when we saw him training on the pitch ahead of our first-leg clash against Atletico Madrid.

However, with his contract up this summer, it was decided that time was right to say goodbye to the Spanish magician.

Cazorla returns to Villarreal as a local hero, given that it’s the club at which he made his name as one of the best playmakers in Europe.

The 33-year-old started off his career at the Yellow Submarines and after their impressive 2005-06 campaign in which they reached the Champions League semi-final, Cazorla went on loan.

Recreativo Huelva were the lucky recipients of that trade and boy did they benefit from it, so much so that Cazorla was voted La Liga Player of the Year for the 2006/07 season.

Cazorla returned a leader and his career catapulted ever since, winning trophies at club and international level.

He was an absolute joy to watch at Arsenal and we all wish him the best.