Santa Cruz A Certainty To Be Staying
Blackburn boss Roque Santa Cruz has been quick today to quash any Roque Santa Cruz transfer talk by sending a clear message - we don't want to sell.
He did say he would be tempted by £40 million but the odds of anyone offering that sort of money is slim at best.
Allardyce, speaking to TALKSPORT said - 'The bottom line is, we don't want to sell Roque Santa Cruz,
'For me, we won't be selling Roque Santa Cruz, that's a certainty. The money is no good to me at this stage of the season. Roque Santa Cruz is more valuable to me and more valuable to Blackburn Rovers than the money, whoever might offer.
'There's £40million at stake [to stay] in the Premier League per year and I don't think anyone is going to offer us £40million for Roque Santa Cruz.
The value of Roque as a player for us is far greater than what anyone could give us in terms of money.'
When asked if he would be happy to take the £40million, Allardyce responded - 'I think I would, yes.
'I think I'd have to. I don't think the board would take too kindly to me saying 'No, I'm still not taking that'.'
Sounds like a clear message to me.