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Villarreal president Roig: We want Cazorla to stay

Villarreal president president Fernando Roig says they intend to offer Santi Cazorla new terms.

The former Arsenal midfielder penned a one-season deal last summer and has since played his way to a Spain recall.

"We want him to stay," Roig said.

"Our hope is that he'll be here, and I think it's his too, even though we know that things depend on many others in football.

"But it would be a normal decision for him to stay here with us."

Speaking of Cazorla's national team call-up, Roig admits that it gave him great happiness.

"It was a joy to see him called up," he beamed. "He has suffered a lot and worked very hard.

"We've given him affection and shelter, and together we've been able to rehabilitate him. For me it's a great satisfaction to see him at his best and he is a great example of what sacrifice can bring."

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