Wednesday February 27 2019
Villarreal to trigger Santi Cazorla contract renewal

Villarreal plan to extend the contract of playmaker Santi Cazorla by a further season, according to a report in El Periodico Mediterraneo.

The 34-year-old has suffered a number of injury problems and was released by Arsenal at the end of last season, before signing a one-year deal at Villarreal last summer.

The report claims Cazorla has “demonstrated the magic, commitment and leadership” and has netted five goals in 30 appearances for the club this season.

Last August, the former Gunners playmaker made his first appearance in 636 days last month following his last outing in October 2016, after a serious of ankle injury problems.

Cazorla has previously played for seven seasons across two spells at the Yellow Submarine whilst also representing Recreativo de Huelva and Malaga.

The Spaniard has had to undergo eight operations while he previously explained that doctors had told him he would be lucky to walk again.

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