Vital Football

Latest Blackburn Rovers News

Is Santa The Man For Rovers?!?!

Is Santa The Man For Rovers?!?!

Bayern Munich striker Roque Santa Cruz is believed to be seriously considering a move to England, could this open the door for Blackburn Rovers?

The Paraguayan International striker is surplus to requirement with the German Giants, so he has all but decided it is time to move on. He was previously linked with a move to Ewood Park a few weeks back, but this trail has since gone cold.

However, with Rovers, Manchester City and West Ham United all understood to be interested, his admission (albeit through his agent) that a move to England is something that he would like could see the English trio edge ahead of another potential suitor in Italian Giant Roma.

Originally I was VERY keen on him coming here, and although I would not be opposed to it now, as he is a quality striker maybe (unless others leave, which we would hope the don't!!!) we don't really need him? If it comes down to money West Ham are believed to have said they will go higher than anyone else, which is an absolute joke!!!

Santa Cruz's agent Jan van Baal told skysports.com:

"There has been interest from some clubs in Roque, but nothing concrete.

"At this stage it looks like he will leave Bayern Munich, but nothing is settled.

"His first choice if he moves would be England.

"The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world and is a big dream of Roque's to play there
."

So what is the feeling now about Santa Cruz guys? Do we want, or even need him?!?! As ever have your say below.


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Please help Vital Football by spending 3 minutes on our survey: The 3 minutes Vital Survey

Writer:Walker
Date:Wednesday July 18 2007
Time: 11:14AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Dan Blackwell Retires

Comments

0
I was VERY keen on seeing him sign at first, but on reflection with Benni, JR, Rigters, Derbs, Gally and even Jeffers (maybe?) as well as youngsters like Garner and De Vita coming through do we really need him?!?!
However, it seems that Sparky is still interested in bringing in another forward, so I would rather it was Santa Cruz over Beattie, Zamora etc. etc. and realistically he would not cost that much more, but would be looking for at least £40,000 per week.
Hughes Da Man
18/07/2007 11:16:00
0
As you say HDM, we have many options up front now so its hard to see why we need more attackers. However, by all accounts he is a very talented player and having strength in depth with the youngsters may be Sparkys reason for pursuing such players. He would, in my opinion, be a good addition and would much rather have him at the club then any other of the names linked to rovers, apart from Defoe and Smith.
im_a_blackburn_rover
18/07/2007 11:49:00
0
he'd be better than Bettie no doubt and has bags of European experience with Bayern while only being wot 25?? If we can get him him for a good price then I say lets get him, the younger players will learn off him, wot with his different outlook. Rovers should be buying players of calibre if given the chance, and Jeffers is a goner, by the way is Nonda back at Roma anyone??
Clint
18/07/2007 11:55:00
0
Oh and have to say that im a bit embarrassed about Rovers being linked with Zamora, a player who can nail a starting line up at the Hammered is, in my opinion, not the kind of player we should be going for, no matter how good Hughes is at getting the best outta players. A front line of Benni, Roberts, Cruz and Derbyshire reads better than one with either Beattie, Zamora or Nonda in it
Clint
18/07/2007 12:01:00
0
He is a classy player, i would sign him, gally and jeffers have a long way to go to push into the first squad
sasman
18/07/2007 12:36:00
0
I don't think we need him... i reckon that City or Hammered will bid loads for him, pay him a fortune and he'll probbaly only bag them 10 goals... I reckon that Hughes would have liked to bring him in at a reasonable price but when the others started showing interest and flashing the cash, he would say okay - whatever! In the others cases I just can see what Beattie or Zamora birng to the party that we don't already have. Rigters is the replacement for Nonda. I truely think we have the necessary squad to do well in UEFA and the finish in the top 6.
Ex Ewood Resident
18/07/2007 13:07:00
0
We dont need another striker!!
Derbyshire4England
18/07/2007 13:22:00
0
I would rather see us strengthen in other areas, myself. Especially with the full-backs. Maybe Hughesy is looking to rotate the strikers next season, it seems to be the way forward and if this is the case he may need the extra forward.
Wellsy
18/07/2007 15:22:00
0
I was really keen on the Santa Cruz idea at first big name, but will he crack it in the premiership or will it be too physical for him like many others before. True that he is alot better than Beattie, Camara etc.. and would like to see him at the club for the right price maybe, but i feel we don't need another striker, but Sparky knows best so im sure he will do the right thing.
roverjoy
18/07/2007 18:05:00
0
First of all, I'd go for a playmaker first- Dunn has yet to prove himself, Tugay is da** old, and the rest can't create chances.... As for strikers- I'd go for a fresh young striker- just like I. McLeod or J. Easter. Santa Cruz could be great, but will probably opt for London's life rather than old boring Lancashire :-)
IsraeliRover
18/07/2007 18:59:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Match Day Officials v Rotherham (30/4/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Rotherham United this weekend.

Audio - Lambert Discusses Summer Departure

Manager Paul Lambert has spoken following his decision to leave Blackburn Rovers at the end of the season.

Blackburn - Football League Dates 2016/17

The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Who Will Blackburn Face In 2016/17 (26/4/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Archived Vital Blackburn Articles

Vital Blackburn articles from

Site Journalists

Walker
Editor email
Profile
VitalRovers
no email
Profile
Mikey Delap
no email
Profile
Sasman!
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bristol City MotM
Suggested By:
Steele2%
Lowe0%
Hanley7%
Ward0%
Kilgallon0%
Mahoney35%
Akpan0%
Evans7%
Marshall0%
Gomez0%
Graham42%
Sub-Conway0%
Sub-Jackson7%
Sub-Lenihan0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 44 24 15 5 87 33
2 Middlesbrough 44 26 9 9 87 32
3 Brighton 44 24 15 5 87 30
4 Hull City 44 23 11 10 80 31
5 Derby County 44 21 14 9 77 24
6 Sheff Wed 44 18 17 9 71 19
7 Cardiff 44 17 16 11 67 8
8 Ipswich 44 16 15 13 63 0
9 Birmingham 44 16 13 15 61 4
10 Brentford 44 17 8 19 59 -2
11 Preston 44 14 16 14 58 -1
12 Leeds Utd 44 14 16 14 58 -7
13 Q.P.R. 44 13 18 13 57 0
14 Wolves 44 13 15 16 54 -6
15 Reading 44 13 13 18 52 -4
16 Huddersfield 44 13 12 19 51 -3
17 Forest 44 12 15 17 51 -5
18 Blackburn 44 11 16 17 49 -3
19 Rotherham 44 13 10 21 49 -13
20 Bristol City 44 12 13 19 49 -20
21 Fulham 44 11 15 18 48 -11
R MK Dons 44 9 12 23 39 -28
R Charlton 44 8 13 23 37 -38
R Bolton 44 4 15 25 27 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Blackburn Rovers Results (view all)

Blackburn Rovers Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2016 12:30PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Walker12
2.jimbogeesus2
3.@roverseas2
4.Dublin_Rover1