Awful news has emerged from Spain today as that former Spain striker Jose Antonio Reyes has died in a car accident.
The former Spanish international was just 35 years of age and was still playing with Spanish second division side Extremadura.
Premier League fans will remember him for his sometimes scintillating but often disappointing spell at Arsenal, but fans of La Liga will remember Reyes mainly for his two stints at Sevilla, where he is a club legend. The Spanish club confirmed the news of his tragic passing this afternoon.
We couldn't be confirming worse news. Beloved Sevilla star José Antonio Reyes has died in a traffic collision. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/qeGl2nsi3c
— Sevilla FC - #StayAtHome (@SevillaFC_ENG) June 1, 2019
He made his debut for the club at just 16 before signing for Arsenal in 2004. He played a major part in keeping Arsenal "invincible" in the latter half of the 2003/04 season but his often brilliant displays were overshadowed by inconsistency in his time in North London.
Eventually, he would be picked up by Real Madrid on loan before signing permanently for their city rivals Atletico in 2007. Eventually he made his way back to Seville in 2012 where he would spend another four years.
Reyes was also capped 21 times for Spain and played in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.