Roque Santa Cruz is happy at Real Betis and hopes to seal a permanent move from Manchester City this summer.

The Paraguayan striker enjoyed a season-long loan with the Spanish outfit and is now keen to depart the Etihad Stadium to continue his career in Andalusia.

"I'm fine here and I want to stay and there will be talks, hopefully in the coming weeks, with my agent," said Santa Cruz.

"It is important to see them (City) face negotiations with a smile on their face. The club has made a major investment in me and is entitled to see something in exchange.

"They do not want to give away players, many players are in a situation like mine.

"But Betis have my word that I will do everything possible to stay, although it depends on City."

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