Santa Cruz heads back to Blackburn

14 January 2011 01:00
Blackburn have signed their former striker Roque Santa Cruz on loan from Manchester City until the end of the season. The Paraguay international has struggled to make an impact at Eastlands since leaving Rovers in a £17.5million deal in summer 2009. The 29-year-old, who scored 29 goals in two seasons at Ewood Park, is the club's first signing since their takeover by Indian firm Venky's in November. Rovers confirmed the deal after the player completed a medical at the club's training ground on Friday morning. Manager Steve Kean said: "When he was here first time he had a fantastic time and showed his quality. I think he feels he has got a little bit of business to finish. Hopefully he will go and do that until the end of the season. "He has got an infectious personality and was very popular here first time around. I'm sure he will be this time. He's coming back to a place that was special to him and I am sure he is going to deliver as good if not better."

Source: PA