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Rovers Sign Roque Santa Cruz

Rovers Sign Roque Santa Cruz

After weeks of speculation surrounding Roque Santa Cruz, and a will he won't he move to Blackburn Rovers, he HAS completed his switch to Ewood Park.

The amount he has moved for is an undisclosed amount, but it is understood that Rovers have paid something in the region of £5 million for the 25-year-old Paraguayan International striker, who has signed a four-year contract.

With Bayern Munich signing strikers over the summer his chances would have been slim with the German Giants, so it was agreed that it was time for him to move on, and Rovers have won the race to sign the further striker Mark Hughes had been looking for all summer.

Santa Cruz is a world-class performer, who although untested in the Premier League will fit in superbly with the other strikers at Ewood, which leaves Hughes with a glittering array of striking talent to select from. Also signing a four-year contract means Rovers SHOULD yet see the best years of his career.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Saturday July 28 2007
Time: 4:50PM

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I can't change my tune now that he has arrived, as I personally didn't think we needed another striker. However, I always said that if Sparky was insistent on brining another in then Santa Cruz would be me pick.
ALSO, let us not forget "in Sparky we trust!!!"
He is a great signing and leaves Rovers looking AMAZINGLY strong in attack, as well as other areas of the squad now, defenders beware!!!
Hughes Da Man
28/07/2007 16:53:00
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IsraeliRover
28/07/2007 16:59:00
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A great addition to our squad- but who would he replace??? Less time for Gallagher to show his talent, or perhaps one of the others leaving??
IsraeliRover
28/07/2007 17:00:00
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still would have preferred to see a defender but if its a stirker we need then sparky knows best lookin forward to seeing him in action should add a bit of quality
durks de rover
28/07/2007 17:02:00
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You are VERY HAPPY dude from the sounds of it LOL!
Benni, JR, Derbs and obviously Rigters (as he has just arrived) are going nowhere. We have to remember that Benni & JR are not exactly young though are they, so Derbs, Rigters and Santa Cruz are the future, so could still learn from Benni & JR couldn't they, even Santa Cruz who is a world-class footballer<
Jeffers is a gonner now, I bet he wishes he had left for Ipswich now!!! I still hope Gally stays, as he too is still young enough to play his part, if he wants to?!?!
Hughes Da Man
28/07/2007 17:04:00
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durks de rover - The only defender we would have needed really would have been a right-back, but I still think we don't need one! I also thought we didn't need a striker, but we can't complain at a striker of Santa Cruz's quality can we.
Hughes Da Man
28/07/2007 17:05:00
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Maybe this season we don't need a RB- but next season Ooijer turns 34...
IsraeliRover
28/07/2007 17:38:00
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But then we still have Emerton, who will have another year to perfect the art with Eddie Nolan a year on with his progression.
Hughes Da Man
28/07/2007 18:12:00
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please say Jeffers gets offloaded now!
Bents4eng
28/07/2007 18:13:00
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You can't really see any other option for Jeffers but to leave now really can you?!?! He must so be wishing he had gone to Ipswich when he had the chance!
Hughes Da Man
28/07/2007 18:17:00
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