Santi Cazorla: Did you see his odd Villarreal unveiling? It’s magic!


Villarreal unveiled Santi Cazorla at Estadio de la Ceramica stadium

Hey presto! The former Arsenal man appeared from thin air inside a glass tube.

Villarreal presented former Arsenal midfielder, Santi Cazorla, to fans in what could be the most freakish unveiling of the summer.

The 33-year-old has joined Spanish side Villarreal ahead of the new La Liga season - but it's safe to say no player has ever had an introduction as weird as this.

So, it was left to Villarreal to unveil their new man on Thursday and, playing on Cazorla's "Little Magician" nickname, the club made a decision to formally welcome him back on board in fitting fashion.

The Spaniard spent six seasons at the Emirate stadium but parted ways with the club at the end of last season following an injury hit campaign.

That cylinder is the filled with smoke for about a minute before the smoke is then let out of the top of the glass case, revealing a posing and delighted Santi Cazorla.

Cazorla originally started his professional career with Villarreal B team in 2003, before going on to enjoy another spell at the club in 2007 after leaving a year earlier for Recreativo Huelva. "I'm grateful to Villarreal, not just for how they opened the doors to me when I was 18, but for their unconditional support through hard moments and for re-opening the doors to me [now]".

Cazorla said after his presentation: 'I return to my house, I am eternally grateful to Villarreal for giving me unconditional support and always opening the doors'.

"How the president and the club do things here is an example to follow".

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