Luis Garcia, he drinks Sangria,
He came from Barca to bring us joy!
He’s five-foot seven, he’s football heaven,
So please don’t take our Luis away!
Ah, the memories.
Upon signing Garcia was one of the least likely candidates to seal a legendary status, but a series of stunning goals and top performances – including those two Champions League goals against Juventus and Chelsea – secured him an everlasting place in our hearts.
Now our little hero has signed terms with Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners.
It marks a stunning turnaround for the 37-year-old, who officially retired two years ago when he left Mexican Liga MX side Pumas UNAM.
He recently played in the Liverpool legends game in Oz, and on the back of that the Mariners made their move.
“I am delighted to be joining a club like the Central Coast Mariners. This is an exciting challenge for me to play in the Hyundai A-League and with such a progressive club like the Mariners,” he said (via Echo).
“I am really looking forward to being on the Coast, meeting my fellow players, meeting the fans and to entertain them with my style of play.”
“One of the things that attracted me to the club was the opportunity to share my experience with a young playing group. I am also looking forward to playing football in one of the most beautiful places in the world.”
The Mariners are currently bottom of the A-League with just two wins and nine points from their 15 games.
Garcia could make his debut next weekend when his side welcome second-placed West Sydney Wanderers to the 20,000 capacity Central Coast Stadium.