Arsenal playmaker Santi Cazorla has admitted that he dreams of putting on the shirt of Villarreal once more in his career – news that the Gunners faithful will be saddened to hear.
An impressive season so far has seen the playmaker score seven times and register eight assists in the Premier League – and his excellent performances have not gone unnoticed in his homeland.
The 30-year-old has been linked to a move to Atletico Madrid in the summer, but the Spaniard recently claimed, in quotes from the Daily Mail, that he was happy to stay at Arsenal, and perhaps even extend his current contract.
However, it seems that the Gunners favourite may have been holding back as, in a recent interview with magazine Elite Sport, Cazorla has revealed that he hopes to be playing for former club Villarreal in a few years time.
“I will be supporter all my life,” he was quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper AS.
“It’s where I grew up, I learned a lot as a player and hopefully I can wear that shirt again,” he added.
“In the short term it will be difficult to make a transfer, but hopefully in a few years time we can meet.”
The Spain international joined Villarreal aged just 18, where he got his first taste of professional first-team football.