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Christmas Comes Early!

Christmas Comes Early!

With all the talk of Ronaldo`s move to Madrid boring us all to death in recent weeks; its refreshing to see some transfer news involving someone else - in this case Blackburn Rovers` striker Roque Santa Cruz.

The 26-year old has told press today of Manchester United`s interest. Speaking to Argentine daily newspaper 'La Nacion`, Santa Cruz said:

"The interest from Manchester United is real but I'm busy now so my representatives will handle anything if there is a concrete offer.'

Though the Paraguayan still has 3 years left on his contract, the loss of Mark Hughes as manager is sure to see an exodus of players from Ewood Park; with Santa Cruz hot on the radar.

It is no doubt Santa Cruz was the most cost effective signing last season - with 24 goals preceding his £3.5 million move to Blackburn from Bayern Munich. Indeed, I for one would be very pleased if this signing were to materialise, with the tall, strong athletic ability of Santa Cruz exactly what we are in need of. At 26, he is still relatively young and certainly has his best years ahead of him. On top of this he has the experience Fergie has suggested we need, having won numerous titles at Bayern - albeit not enjoying a very productive goal-return with just 31 goals in 155 appearances.

However, I for one believe the 6 ft 3 in would be a success at United, and hope Fergie acts on his initial interest in him. Indeed, we may have to move fast, with Santa Cruz`s father revealing Blackburn received a bid for the striker from city Rivals, Manchester City at the beginning of the year - an interest expected to be even greater with the arrival of manager Mark Hughes.

"No club other than Manchester City has made an offer, because at the beginning of the year they offered €14 million. His value will have gone up since then."

He went on to say...

"If there is an offer we'd like to chat."

So, could be set for a Manchester tug-of-war for the services of Santa Cruz? What do YOU think of his potential signing?

Writer:United4Life
Date:Thursday June 5 2008
Time: 2:31PM

Comments

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As a Blackburn Fan I would like to say I hope he doesn't go. However with Hughes leaving for the blue side of Manchester, I fear a mass exodus at Ewood.
Decimus Poole
05/06/2008 15:02:00
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lets bid 30 mill for him and bentley. lovely jubley.
rooneyisgod
05/06/2008 20:50:00
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Santa would be a good buy. The only problem - hopefully hes not a one season wonder.
Paulinho
06/06/2008 05:41:00
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If I were Balckburn, you could have Cruz and Bentley for £30 million!
Decimus Poole
06/06/2008 08:44:00
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he's a good pl;ayer if i were fergie i would bid £15 million for him
matth01
06/06/2008 14:45:00
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Sorry Blackburn, but Santa is class. Just imagine: Santa Cruz, Rooney, Ronaldo (if he stays) and Tevez! Rooney and Tevez would benefit by playing off a big striker.
Man utd champions
10/06/2008 16:12:00
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