Bundesliga side eye Paraguayan striker.
German giants Hamburg are hoping to tie up a deal to bring Roque Santa Cruz to the club as a replacement for the recently departed Son Heung-min who joined Bayer Leverkusen last week, Sky Sports reports.
The 31-year-old is now a free agent following the expiration of his contract with Manchester City and is now able to negotiate with clubs to find a new employer.
The Paraguayan hitman spent last season on loan with Spanish side Malaga where he played a starring role in their Champions League campaign and has now apparently caught the eye of the German club as they look to replace their South Korean starlet.
“Roque has been made a financially very good offer and he has told us he finds Hamburg very interesting,” said the club’s director of sport, Oliver Kreuzer, to German newspaper Bild.
Hamburg are giving now giving Santa Cruz 10 days to decide if he wants to join the club.
“Otherwise, we have got to look at other options,” added Kreuzer.
The club’s Dutch midfield star Rafael Van Der Vaart also believes that the move would be a good deal for both player and team.
“It would be a great signing if Roque were to join us,” he said. “His experience would improve the quality of our side.
“I rate Santa Cruz very highly. He has got what it takes to fire us into Europe.”