Sparky wants third reunion with Santa Cruz
Published 23:00 27/10/10 By John Cross
Roque Santa Cruz is wanted by Fulham after admitting he wants to quit Manchester City.
Fed-up Santa Cruz, 29, is determined to leave in January after becoming frustrated at a lack of first team opportunities at Eastlands.
That has led to an enquiry from Fulham boss Mark Hughes who managed him at Blackburn and also signed him for City in a £17.5m deal in June 2009.
Hughes rates Santa Cruz highly but may have a job in persuading City to allow him to join another Premier League club either on loan or in a cut price move.
Santa Cruz, who this week claimed he is not being given a chance by Roberto Mancini no matter what he does in training, has also set his heart on a move to Spain.
The Paraguayan World Cup star is a target for Espanyol after the Spanish club tried to sign him last summer.
Real Mallorca and Getafe are also likely to be interested and City may now offload as they struggle to keep all of their big names and huge signings happy.
They are overloaded with strikers with Carlos Tevez, Mario Balotelli, Emmanuel Adebayor and Jo all on big money.
City want to cut their losses and Santa Cruz's outburst that Tevez is also homesick is unlikely to have done him any favours with the club's management.