Paraguayan gearing up for South American return.
Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz appears to be nearing a switch to Brazil this summer, according to talkSPORT.
The 31-year-old has endured a miserable time with the Manchester club since joining for £17 million switch in 2009, managing just four goals for the Citizens.
He has however, spent little time there, spending time on loan with the likes of Blackburn, Real Betis and Malaga in the following seasons, but that all looks set to end as he now appears to be on his way to Brazil.
Both Botafogo and Flamengo are rumoured to be lining up bids to bring him back to South America after interest from Europe appears to have dried up. He has reportedly already held talks with the former, though no concrete offer has been made yet.
The Paraguayan international has spent the season on loan with Champions League surprise package Malaga. He has been less than prolific, however, managing just 11 goals in 41 appearances and the club have not been tempted to make the deal permanent this summer.
It’s a far cry from the demand for him during his time in Lancashire with Blackburn, though many thought he would replicate that form with City having followed Mark Hughes to the club.