QPR Linked With Move for Man City Striker Roque Santa Cruz

Loftus Road side keen on Etihad Stadium forward.

Santa Cruz refuses to rule out QPR switch

The 30-year-old striker has hinted that he could join up with ex-manager, Mark Hughes, at QPR after working with him at Blackburn and Manchester City

Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz has paid tribute to former boss Mark Hughes and refused to rule out linking up with the Welshman at QPR.

While the 30-year-old was quick to state no talks had taken place between himself and the Hoops, he also admitted he had enjoyed his time working under Hughes previously.

The Paraguayan told Sky Sports News: “Everybody knows that I have a big respect and I am very thankful to him for the time we worked together.

“I hope he will have a great season and achieves his goals and who knows, I want to play and I want to do good and I want to be successful so who knows we might work back together.

“I haven’t spoken to him or anybody and this might be a long way to happen. A big thing to me is to be fit as I might go to a place where I will play.”


Roque Santa Cruz has been considered by most as something of a failure since his £17.5m move from Blackburn Rovers to Man City, but whilst the fee paid for the Paraguayan may have been somewhat of an inflated one it’s worth noting that the 30 year old has never really had much of a chance at the Etihad Stadium.

Thus far the one time Bayern Munich man has made six Premier League starts since his move to Man City three years ago, resulting in three goals and Santa Cruz is dearly looking to secure regular first team football following a fairly successful season long loan at Real Betis, where the forward managed seven La Liga goals from 21 domestic starts.

QPR have already made a host of good signings this summer with the likes of Robert Green, Ji-Sung Park, Andy Johnson, Samba Diakate and Ryan Nelsen all moving to Loftus Road as co-owner Tony Fernandes offers Hughes significant funds to improve a squad that came within a whisker of relegation last season.

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