The former Arsenal midfielder has been unveiled by Villarreal in strange circumstances as he looks to end a two-year absence from the game
Villarreal have unveiled the signing of the returning Santi Cazorla by using a bizarre magic stunt.
Cazorla left Arsenal at the end of his contract in May after almost two years without an appearance, having gone through injury hell.
The midfielder was at risk of having his foot amputated after contracting an infection following one of a number of Achilles surgeries.
Cazorla proved his fitness in pre-season training with Villarreal, though, earning a one-year contract with the Spanish club.
And Villarreal marked the return of the 33-year-old in strange fashion by using a magic trick to present him to thousands of the club's fans.
A glass box on a platform was filled with smoke as a magician presided over proceedings at the Estadio de la Ceramica on Thursday.
Cazorla then appeared to be beamed into place inside the box before the door was opened to reveal the grinning midfielder.