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Well, well, well - look who it is!

The rumours doing the rounds are that Sam Allardyce and Blackburn Rovers are weighing up a 4million January move to bring striker Roque Santa Cruz back to Boll-Ewood Park - two years after he left the club for 17 million.

The Paraguayan sealed a high profile move to mega spenders Manchester City back in the summer of 2009 but has been something of a wonder flop since his arrival. With a rprice tag like that for a man with a history of injuries it was always going to be a struggle.

To make the rumours even saucier, Roque has told those close to him that he would welcome a move back to the club where he played the best football of his career.

So City want rid, Rovers want a striker to replace the guy they have never replaced properly and the price tag is 4 million (allegedly).

It could happen.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 25 2010

Time: 8:50AM

Your Comments

Could he swallow his pride and let it happen? Or will Fulham step in?
Mikey Delap
think he will join hughes at fulham. they are good mates, dunno is allardyce really got on with him first time round? but then again id have him back any day.
LHrover
I would love to see him back at Ewood, if BFS could keep him fit! He was brill for us the first season! I could have him on my screensaver again! lol
Susief
I would think about it but only if he could guarantee fitness - which he probably can't. A fit Roque back at Rovers would be great though, but we need a new Bentley type to be throwing in those pinpoint crosses for him off the flanks.
fransavarese
I think we would do better to look elsewhere. He was good at his best but as everybody will state his fitness is an issue. wouldn't mind so much if it was a swap for Grella? lol
ITSALLROVER
ive always thought and said the following, mark hughes signed roque for city as a thank you present to blackburn....there is no other explanation
sasman
I have to agree with sas - 17m was crazy and probably double his value at the time. His antics when he left though, poor attitude?
the shire
i dont' think RSC and Man City could swallow their pride and come back to blackburn at a cut-throat price. I also agree with fransavarese that he would need a Bentley to flourish here again.
DommyWalker
agree on hughes thankyou... but i wouldn't want him back. injury prone and inconsistant... as a self respecting club we shoudn't take him back after the crap he said when leaving. what a *****er
retroflair31
Cruz has not played very much since leaving Rovers and his ability to past a medical would always be an issue due to the tendonitis in his knee's, Id certainly welcome him back but i dnt think he would be the same player second time around
glen9mullan
Poor attitude... but you're not gonna find a more seasoned striker for less than 3 - 4 million
marsmanic
I would have him back because he is good in the air - and from MGP's set pieces he could score some much needed goals. However, it would have to be at the right price 4mill sounds like a bargain - did we add in a sell on bonus in his sale to Citeh... if we did we could get cash back too!
FreidelNo.1
 

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