Blackburn's Santa Cruz: I could've joined Man City

Blackburn Rovers strike-ace Roque Santa Cruz admits he could easily have been playing for today's opponents Manchester City if they had shown more interest.

Santa Cruz was on City's summer shopping list - although a firm bid never materialised.

Mark Hughes swooped to net Santa Cruz, 26, for £3.3million from Bayern Munich instead.

The Paraguayan revealed: "I heard there was interest but I never got around to talking to anyone from Manchester City and I must say I'm having a good time where I am now."

Santa Cruz has already hit two goals in just three games for his new club.

And he added: "Everything is going as I want now. I just want to keep going the way I am now, be healthy for the whole season and score as many goals as I can."

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