Date: 1st September 2007 at 10:27pm
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Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz has revealed how a whole clutch of Premiership clubs had been interested in signing for him before he decided that Rovers were the team for him.

Santa Cruz signed for what is already looking a bargain £3.5 million from Bayern Munich during the summer, with Rovers’ vision for the future proving the defining moment for his choosing Ewood Park ahead of a number of others Premiership sides.

The Paraguayan International told The Independent: “I had four or five clubs who were interested in me. I talked to some people, managers, and Mark Hughes made the difference.

“He told me his ideas. It was a simple decision after that. He said I would get the opportunity to play. And to learn.

“He said this team is competitive, but that I will only help to make it more competitive. I had a good feeling. I feel fit and strong. I feel like I can do everything now
.”

He has already rewarded Rovers by already scoring three goals in five matches, including a goal within three minutes of his debut.


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9 Replies to “Rovers’ Santa Was Much In Demand”

  • It is NO surprised that he would have been so much in demand, as he is a GREAT footballer. I have already called him World-Class before he signed, and I stick by this, he is!!!

  • I didn’t dare put him in mine as I did have slight reservations about the amount of goals he would score. I knew he is a top talent but when it came to scoring a lot, well. Even after his start it is still early days but he has indeed made a tremendous start. If he continues like this I reckon there will be a few more clubs after him come the end of the season!

  • There may be clubs after him but after the season Rovers will have (which will be GREAT!!!) he will not want to go anywhere!

  • maybe he chose the best option to him… if I was a striker there is no-one better to continue to improve under than Hughes.

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