Santa Cruz drops down the Hughes queue at Manchester City

01 May 2009 02:30
Mark Hughes has warned Roque Santa Cruz he may have missed his chance of abig-money move to Manchester City.[LNB]Hughes repeatedly tried to sign the unsettled Paraguay striker from Blackburn in theJanuary transfer window and said at the time there was no guarantee he would try again after a final £18.5million bid was rejected.[LNB][LNB] Out of favour: Mark Hughes has decided against signing Roque Santa Cruz[LNB]Santa Cruz looks certain to leave Ewood Park this summer afterreiterating his desire to join a bigger club but Hughes will not berushed in his search for a striker to meet his requirements.[LNB]Hughes said: ''We needed a striker who had physical presence and a knowledge of thePremier  League because we're a young team in terms of strikers andexperience.[LNB] Injured Wright-Phillips to miss City's clash with BlackburnWe weren't talking about Eto'o, we were learning to become the new Barca, insists Manchester City chief CookMANCHESTER CITY FC

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