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Villa Linked With 20 Goal A Season Striker

Villa Linked With 20 Goal A Season Striker

I do like this rumour! Villa are apparently chasing Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz.

The Paraguay international made 36 appearances in the Premier League for Blackburn last year and scored... wait for it.... 19 goals. He also scored 3 in the league cup and 1 in Europe.

According to the Daily Mail Manchester City are also after him but the paper report claims that Rovers would prefer to sell him to Villa than their former manager Mark Hughes. They also claim we have had a £10million offer turned down. Fair enough, double it and get him (what the heck, it isn't my money is it?!?!?!)

Villa desperately need more fire power and a striker of this quality could well be the final bit in the jigsaw that could see us start to be real contenders for a top four spot, especially if we can keep hold of grumpy pants Gareth Barry as well!

A 20 goal a season man? This could just be it! If the link gets stronger, I'll get an interview with Walker over at Vital Blackburn, they'll love me!!

Profile:
Date of Birth: 16/08/1981
Height: 6' 2' (187cm)
Weight: 12st 8lbs (80.0kg)
Previous Clubs: Olimpia de Asuncion, Bayern Munich

He joined Blackburn Rovers in July 2007 on a four-year deal (undisclosed fee) having spent, according to Blackburn's official site '7 injury plagued seasons' at Bayern Munich.



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday August 9 2008
Time: 9:00AM

Comments

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Hell yes. Sign him up. Other than the sentence '7 injury plagues seasons at Bayern Munich' everything I've seen about this guy rings of quality. Albeit. everything I've seen of this guy was last season. What's the source? Thats usually a decent way of judging rumour strength.
Mayo_12
09/08/2008 09:17:00
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Would be good if we could get him. Might be enough to send Blackburn down me thinks :( RSC certainly won't get the same service now Bentley has gone.
DoLpHiNaToR
09/08/2008 09:22:00
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That would do nicely wouldn't it??
The Fear
09/08/2008 09:23:00
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Would be great for the team as i think gabby needs a push now and then as hes had no threat to his place for 2 seasons really but that Huntelaar would be nice oh! to dream....!!!!!!!!!!!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIIGScglFCE
B6_COMPANY
09/08/2008 09:42:00
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lets get the 2 of them why not .?
B6_COMPANY
09/08/2008 09:44:00
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If we get him we will break the top 4.
lerneravfc
09/08/2008 10:12:00
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Hell yes, exactly the type of player we need, and want. If we cant get him thatd be sweet, but wed probably have to double that ten mil just as you said to get him, but again, as you said, it aint my money.
AussieVilla
09/08/2008 10:30:00
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just had a look at his record as its well known that he's never been prolific. last season was the first he's got in to double figures and he's played a lot more games than your led to believe (re injury ravaged seasons). Many unknown quatities have had great first seasons in the league then not done it again. if he does it next year fair enough but my money is on that he doesnt. 15-20 mil is a lot to pay for an unproven goalscorer.
themightyatom
09/08/2008 10:39:00
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He wont leave now that they have signed his brother
DO'L
09/08/2008 10:50:00
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JF! You're behind! This broke yesterday ha!
leelindsay
09/08/2008 11:13:00
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