EPL Transfer gossip: Roque Santa Cruz to reunite with Blackburn Rovers

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EPL Transfer gossip: Roque Santa Cruz to reunite with Blackburn Rovers
English Premier League side Blackburn Rovers is planning a transfer deal with Manchester City FC in a bid to bring Roque Santa Cruz back to East Lancashire.
Santa Cruz initially made the lucrative move, believed to be worth £17million from Blackburn to City in 2009. However, since his expensive transfer move to the City of Manchester Stadium, the Paraguayan has enjoyed little time
on the football pitch. This is mainly due to a host of other striking options available to the City manager, Roberto Mancini.
City have lined up an enviable attacking line-up which includes world-class strikers like Carlos Tevez, Emmanuel Adebayor, Joao Alves Jo and Mario Balotelli.
Due to the presence of other quality marksmen, Santa Cruz has struggled to find his name on the team sheet and has only managed 25 minutes of playing time in the Premier League this season. His solitary appearance came while playing
in City’s goalless draw against Birmingham City FC in mid-November.
A move back to his former club, Blackburn may not be off the cards, also considering the fact that the striker’s family resides in the area.
It is reported that the former Bayern Munich star, is currently rated at about £4 million, and Rovers will be more than happy to pay the price for a player who scored 29 goals in 57 appearances for The Riversiders.
Blackburn manager, Sam Allardyce has been given the ‘green light’ by the club’s new owners and Cruz’s signing will be his top priority in the January transfer window.
Rovers have been taken over in a £43 million buy-out by an Indian businessperson. The family, who also own Venkey’s London Limited, have announced that they are keen on investing in new players.
Venky's chairwoman, Anuradha Desai said, “New players will be arriving. Money will be available. We are not a selling club now. We are in the market for good players that can improve the team. We have a commitment to the fans and
the club and we will be investing. New players will be arriving.”
The 29-year old striker desperately needs a fresh start with a new club, and a move to Ewood Park might be the only way to save his dwindling career.



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