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Rovers' Santa Was Much In Demand

Rovers' Santa Was Much In Demand

Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz has revealed how a whole clutch of Premiership clubs had been interested in signing for him before he decided that Rovers were the team for him.

Santa Cruz signed for what is already looking a bargain £3.5 million from Bayern Munich during the summer, with Rovers' vision for the future proving the defining moment for his choosing Ewood Park ahead of a number of others Premiership sides.

The Paraguayan International told The Independent: "I had four or five clubs who were interested in me. I talked to some people, managers, and Mark Hughes made the difference.

"He told me his ideas. It was a simple decision after that. He said I would get the opportunity to play. And to learn.

"He said this team is competitive, but that I will only help to make it more competitive. I had a good feeling. I feel fit and strong. I feel like I can do everything now
."

He has already rewarded Rovers by already scoring three goals in five matches, including a goal within three minutes of his debut.


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Writer:Walker
Date:Saturday September 1 2007
Time: 10:26PM

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It is NO surprised that he would have been so much in demand, as he is a GREAT footballer. I have already called him World-Class before he signed, and I stick by this, he is!!!
Hughes Da Man
01/09/2007 22:28:00
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He looks like a great player. I took a risk by putting him in my Fantasy team and it's paying off.
Aamir
01/09/2007 22:29:00
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I put him in mine as well but I KNEW it wouldn't be a risk!
Hughes Da Man
01/09/2007 22:33:00
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I didn't dare put him in mine as I did have slight reservations about the amount of goals he would score. I knew he is a top talent but when it came to scoring a lot, well. Even after his start it is still early days but he has indeed made a tremendous start. If he continues like this I reckon there will be a few more clubs after him come the end of the season!
roversman
02/09/2007 10:03:00
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There may be clubs after him but after the season Rovers will have (which will be GREAT!!!) he will not want to go anywhere!
Hughes Da Man
02/09/2007 19:33:00
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Maybe the other clubs were to big for him.
platos
02/09/2007 21:17:00
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Maybe they weren't big enough!!!
Hughes Da Man
03/09/2007 11:57:00
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I had reservations as well but looks like he is proving me wrong... but then I am more than grateful that he is!!!!
MikeyGamst
03/09/2007 12:51:00
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maybe he chose the best option to him... if I was a striker there is no-one better to continue to improve under than Hughes.
MikeyGamst
03/09/2007 15:45:00
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