Transfer Deadline Day: Villarreal's extraordinary unveiling of Santi Cazorla raises bar

12 Agosto, 2018, 18:38 | Author: Thomas Hicks
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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 capsule is then opened and Santi is out to wave at the Villarreal fans who have turned up to see him. t's utterly mental but as far as unveilings go, it's well and truly set the bar.

The midfielder was at risk of having his foot amputated after contracting an infection following one of a number of Achilles surgeries.

At their Estadio de La Ceramica, a magician entertained the crowd by filling a glass tube with smoke, before allowing it to dissipate and reveal Cazorla.

Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla says almost two years of suffering has been worth it after being presented as a Villarreal player for the third time on Thursday.

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The magnificent unveiling of the 33-year-old drew raucous cheers and applause from the hundreds of Villarreal fans inside the stadium.

He had been training with the club throughout the summer, but had to undergo a trial before officially signing for the Yellow Submarine.

And Villarreal marked the return of the 33-year-old in odd fashion by using a magic trick to present him to thousands of the club's fans.

"Today is a very special day for me because I return to what I consider to be my home", Cazorla said at a news conference. I still have some pains and I want to get rid of them and be 100 percent.

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