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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