Manchester City Sign £18m Hitman and Make Plans for £33m Duo Bid!

More cash than sense?

The Rumour

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Manchester City have agreed an £18million deal to sign Roque Santa Cruz from Blackburn as they begin to build a squad to break into the Premier League’s top four.

Manager Mark Hughes will finally be reunited with the striker he wanted to bring with him from Rovers to Eastlands last summer in the first of several blockbuster signings before the end of August.

Santa Cruz will cost £15m, with the rest of the fee dependant on appearances and team success, but he is likely to have to compete for a place with Carlos Tevez – who is ready to reject Manchester United and Liverpool – and Barcelona’s Samuel Eto’o next season.

The Source: (Daily Mail)

The Analysis

Mark Hughes must feel like a kid in a candy shop sometimes, albeit a kid in a candy shop who can buy everything in the shop but is repeatedly told by the owner of the shop that for him the price is double what it is for everyone else, end of crap analogy.

Roque Santa Cruz was always going to leave Blackburn Rovers and his move to Man City has been on the cards for some time, but is it a wise move for the Paraguayan? Well if the Eastlands side are really going to make a concerted effort to sign Carlos Tevez and Samuel Eto’o, one wonders whether Santa Cruz will get a look in, but hell what the heck he gets shed loads of money anyway!

Also remember that City have no less than seven international strikers already on their books! Crazy times!

The Likelihood

Roque Santa Cruz to Man City: Yep, it’s almost a certainty!

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