Santi Cazorla signs new Villarreal deal

Spain international Santi Cazorla will continue playing for Villarreal in 2019-20.

Santi Cazorla celebrates scoring for Villarreal.   -  Getty Images

Villarreal veteran Santi Cazorla re-signed with the La Liga club, it was confirmed on Thursday.

Spain international midfielder Cazorla, 34, renewed for the 2019-20 season after impressing last term following his return to the Yellow Submarine.

After re-joining Villarreal – where he left for Malaga in 2011 – from Arsenal, Cazorla scored seven goals and tallied 11 assists in 46 matches across all competitions.

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Cazorla, whose final three years at Arsenal were wrecked by serious physical problems, was rewarded with a return to the Spain squad for the first time since 2015.

He was handed a call-up by Luis Enrique for last week's 4-1 rout of Faroe Islands in Euro 2020 qualifying.

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