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Rovers Slap £25 Million Tag On Santa?

Rovers Slap £25 Million Tag On Santa?

Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz is reported as saying he feels he'll be priced out of a move away from Ewood Park.

In what is portrayed as his latest attempt to express his desire to leave Rovers for Manchester City (however, he NEVER actually says that he wants to leave the striker merely said that for the right price Rovers would allow him to go) the Paraguayan is understood to have said that he fears a near £25 million price tag has been put on his head will deter Man City.

Santa Cruz told Futbol a lo Grande: "I thought when they offered £16 million it was going to be accepted.

"It seems the club is worried that they won't be able to find a replacement if I go - that is what is giving them doubts.

"You hear all the time that the club have asked for £20 million and I don't know if City are going to offer that or if they are going to increase their bid.

"For $35-37 million (around £25 million) they (Blackburn) said that I will be allowed to leave.

If Man City want Santa Cruz then they will have to stump up the money, but if the 26-year-old does want to leave wouldn't we be better off allowing him to do so? Bringing in a player as well as money should be something we look at.


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Date:Wednesday January 14 2009
Time: 6:13PM


More media medling, or has Santa actually made these claims, and does he even want to leave?!?! IF he does then lets get £20 million plus and let him go.
14/01/2009 18:17:00
if its city then 35 mil would be more like, his not worth that in my opinion but they can afford it
14/01/2009 18:33:00
it would be stunning if man c pay this amount...rsc doesn't worth that much. this is not the way to run a football club. i hope blackburn can really capitalize on this.
14/01/2009 18:54:00
man city should bay him because he is a very good player and he scores loads of goals.
lil blackpoolgas
14/01/2009 19:29:00
Well normally I would say that we were pushing it regarding his price tag. Obviously he doesnt want to stay with us. But then you see City offering £ 100 mio for Kaka....lets bleed them dry!!
14/01/2009 20:09:00
its a crazy wworld, nobody knows whats happening, until it happens, if it happens...
14/01/2009 22:08:00
i would like to seem him go in the transfer window sooner rather than later and any thing over £16 million is a great deal
15/01/2009 02:40:00
We need the money and to avoid relegation we need someone who has nothing but Rovers on their mind. Besides, Santa was bought for nothing, is injury prone and because of this has not scored as many this season. I say take the 20mil and invest in the future!
15/01/2009 05:50:00
if we play it right, this deal may have huge implication on the future of the club...
15/01/2009 07:43:00
I still think we will sell him in the summer. If Roque stays it is in the best interests of the player to give 100 to the Rovers cause%. If he plays bad then the interest in him will wane.
Mikey D
15/01/2009 09:38:00
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