In his continued quest to return to full fitness, Santi Cazorla has found himself a new club in the shape of his old club, Villarreal.
The diminutive midfielder was released by Arsenal at the end of the season after last playing in October of 2016 due to a chronic Achilles tendon injury that required 10 seperate surgeries and skin grafts in the space of 18 months.
After months of rehab, Cazorla finally returned to first-team training in May and, following his departure from the Gunners, has since been continuing his regime with the Alaves youth team.
However, today comes the fantastic news that the 33-year-old has officially secured himself gainful employ going into the new season…
Hoy tenemos una cosa muy especial que contaros porque es la hora de volver a ver a alguien muy querido por los groguets… ¡Bienvenido de nuevo, @19SCazorla 😍😍😍! #CazorlaVuelveACasa 🏠💛 pic.twitter.com/CPwaLUj1Me
— Villarreal CF (@VillarrealCF) June 5, 2018
Villarreal made the big announcement on Twitter, saying: “Today we have a very special thing to tell you because it is time to see someone very dear to the Yellows. Welcome back, Santi Cazorla!”
Indeed, Cazorla started his professional career at El Submarino Amarillo in 2003, going on to make almost 250 appearances for the club over two separate stints.
Word on the wire is that Santi will now undergo a full pre-season and see how he gets on, with a proper spot in Villarreal’s 2018/19 first-team squad being the prize.
Just to see him back out there pulling strings would be a marvellous sight. Here’s wishing the little chap all the luck in the world.