UK time is: 02:19:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Santa Cruz Will Wave Blackburn Goodbye

Google language translator


Blackburn Rovers Paraguayan striker, Roque Santa Cruz has made is up his mind and will join Manchester City in January.

The 27-year-old forward has become restless at Ewood Park and is determined to join his former boss, Mark Hughes at Eastlands.

City failed with a 12m bid during the summer, then shortly afterwards the 6'2' Paraguay international signed a four-year contract with Blackburn Rovers to end the speculation.

Change of heart

Santa Cruz has told people involved in the deal that he wants out of Blackburn at the earliest opportunity; however, Rovers officials are not exactly keen on letting their playmaker make the City move, especially when Hughsey came along four months ago and poached the struggling Premier League Club's managerial staff and coaches.

City's executive chairman Garry Cook put it earlier this season...

'We have already taken their manager and backroom staff off them...'

In the summer of 2007, Blackburn paid Bayern Munich 3.5m for his services; however, the Lancashire Club can expect to make at least a tidy 12m profit from the deal.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 21 2008

Time: 12:20PM

Your Comments

An about turn on what he said a few months ago.
alphieblues
Yes there seems to be loads of quotes in there of Santa Cruz speaking, oh hang on wait...
Mikey D
Well Mr Santa Cruz, 'What first attracted you to the Richest Club on the Planet'
Buzz Lightyear
I know the answer to that Buzz, its cause Hughes is now at City! He wanted to come before but I believe it was the new manager who convinced him to stay but he really wants City, now hes decided enough is enough and is thinking this "I won't stay put against my feelings to keep the manager happy and will now move forward with City, plus they have money - so why not go to a club where the fans are great, i'm happy, clubs going to be huge and they have money?"
mcfcthriller
i think he would be great asset used to the rigours of the prem . and yes money speaks volumes why not grab a bit.
cityboy56
no chance boys....maybe in the summer but not at xmas!!!!!!!!
mani13963
Hes just signed a new contract, keeps saying hes happy and there is no quotes from him saying hes wants to go to city. Point of this article?
Vintige
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Team News: City v Crystal Palace (Friday December 19 2014)

Pellegrini Confident Milner Will Stay (Friday December 19 2014)

City v Crystal Palace - How Will It Go? (Thursday December 18 2014)

Sagna Will Fill In If Needed (Thursday December 18 2014)

Aguero's Chelsea Hope (Thursday December 18 2014)

Get Nasri Up Top (Thursday December 18 2014)

Milner Talks Stall? (Wednesday December 17 2014)

City Youngster's Permanent Exit? (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 16 12 3 1 +23 39
2. Man City 16 11 3 2 +19 36
3. Man Utd 16 9 4 3 +12 31
4. West Ham 16 8 4 4 +8 28
5. Southampton 16 8 2 6 +12 26
6. Arsenal 16 7 5 4 +9 26
7. Spurs 16 7 3 6 -2 24

Breaking League News

Team News: City v Crystal Palace
Man City : 19/12/2014 19:57:00
Pellegrini Confident Milner Will Stay
Man City : 19/12/2014 19:54:00
Team News: Hull v Swansea
Hull City : 19/12/2014 19:37:00
Dawson Out For Five-Weeks
Hull City : 19/12/2014 19:36:00
More Than Arfa Chance Hatem Will Leave
Hull City : 19/12/2014 19:35:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man City v Crystal Palace
Suggested By:  Site Staff
City win 76%
Draw 8%
Crystal Palace win 16%