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£17m Premier League ace would turn down Arsenal and Spurs for Liverpool move

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The Rumour

Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz will turn down Arsenal and Tottenham if he can secure a move to Manchester City or Liverpool.

The Source(BBC Sport)

The Analysis

Roque Santa Cruz will leave Ewood Park in the summer, i think we can all bet our combined life savings on that eventuality and for a while it looked like a move to Man City was the most likely alternative but now this source reports that a move to Anfield was just as likely to appeal to the Paraguayan, so what now?

Well clearly Rafa is keen on bringing in a striker or a support man for Fernando Torres and Roque is in many ways the perfect player to play alongside El Nino as the Rovers ace does all the donkey work and the great holding up play that could well fit in with the stylish visionary play from the Spanish striker.

Santa Cruz has already proved what he can achieve in the Premier League having managed to net 29 goals in 62 starts for Blackburn, a return that is all the more impressive when you consider that the club has struggled at the foot of the table for most of this season. The £17m rated former Bayern Munich man will surely prefer a move to Liverpool who can offer him Champions League football and a title challenge as opposed to a move to Man City who are still very much on a steep curve and not likely to stage an assault on the top for a season or two.

The Likelihood

Roque Santa Cruz to Liverpool: If Rafa wants him then he is there for the taking.

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