Roque road out of City?
- Fri 20 Jul 2012, 8:10AM
- Posted by Chris Eccles
Today's press features a striker open to renewing old acquaintances and recognition for a number of City players.
City Striker Roque Santa Cruz would be open to the idea of joining Mark Hughes at Queens Park Rangers. Hughes, who signed the player for City after previously managing him at Blackburn is known to be an strong admirer of the Paraguay international.
After spending last season on loan at Real Betis, Roque has highlighted his desire to play first-team football and thinks that a move away from the Etihad will give him the best chance.
Santa Cruz told Sky Sports News,
"Everybody knows that I have big respect for him and will always be very thankful to him for the time we worked together.
"I hope that he will have a great season and achieve his goals.
"Who knows? I want to play, I want to do good and I want to be successful. Who knows, we might work back together.
"I haven't spoken to him or anybody so it might be a long way to happen, but the important thing for me is to be fit and try to go to a place where I will play."
The Sun reports that Emmanuel Adebayor’s predicted move to Tottenham could falter as the striker is still to agree terms with the London club.
Six City players have made the nominations for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award. Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Yaya Toure, Mario Balotelli and Sergio Aguero all feature on 32 man list with only Real Madrid have more players than City competing for the award.
The M.E.N. points out that have with only Wayne Rooney featuring for United, City have won this particular match by the familiar scoreline of 6-1.
Former City and England goalkeeper David James says Joe Hart is currently the best in the business.
James thinks the City stopper ranks ahead of other greats as he told ESPN,
"Iker Casillas has amazing reflexes, but he has trouble with crosses and he's average with the ball at his feet.
"Gianluigi Buffon is excellent at stopping mid-range shots and at positioning himself, but his kicking game is not what it should be.
"Joe, meanwhile, is good at all these things, which makes him the most complete keeper playing at present."