Santa Cruz given another chance in Man City’s 25 man squad

Roque Santa Cruz has been named in Manchester City's Premier League squad.

Roque Santa Cruz has been named in Manchester City's Premier League squad.

The Blues had to announce their 25-man squad along with the rest of their Premier League rivals on Wednesday and Santa Cruz was a surprise inclusion given the speculation over his future during the summer.

Lazio had hoped to agree a season-long loan deal for the Paraguay international while former City boss Mark Hughes expressed an interest in taking the 29-year-old striker to Fulham.

But after Craig Bellamy was loaned to Cardiff, deadline-day deals saw Robinho and Felipe Caicedo also depart, giving Santa Cruz another chance to establish himself at Eastlands after his £17.5million move from Blackburn last summer.

 
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