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Santa Cruz Will Wave Blackburn Goodbye

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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.

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 21 2008

Time: 12:20PM

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An about turn on what he said a few months ago.
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21/11/2008 12:57:00

Yes there seems to be loads of quotes in there of Santa Cruz speaking, oh hang on wait...
Mikey D
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21/11/2008 13:07:00

Well Mr Santa Cruz, 'What first attracted you to the Richest Club on the Planet'
Buzz Lightyear
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21/11/2008 14:40:00

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?"
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21/11/2008 17:19:00

i think he would be great asset used to the rigours of the prem . and yes money speaks volumes why not grab a bit.
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22/11/2008 06:13:00

no chance boys....maybe in the summer but not at xmas!!!!!!!!
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22/11/2008 09:47:00

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?
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22/11/2008 12:17:00


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