Roque Santa Cruz rues failed Lazio bid - but Manchester City striker still dreams of Serie A move

07 September 2010 12:17
Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz has not given up hope of playing in Serie A in the future.[LNB]The Paraguay striker came close to joining the Lazio only for the deal to fall through on the final day of the transfer window.[LNB]Despite also being linked with Fulham, the 29-year-old Santa Cruz remained at City.[LNB]Santa Cruz, who is on international duty with Paraguay this week, said to Rome's Corriere dello Sport: 'I had hoped to arrive in Rome, that was my dream.[LNB] Staying put: Santa Cruz's move to Lazio fell through - but the striker won't rule out a transfer in the future[LNB]'Unfortunately, the deal fell through. There has been a lot of talk of my arrival to Italy and perhaps next time it will materialise.'[LNB]Lazio themselves have not ruled out making another attempt to acquire Santa Cruz in January.[LNB]'We will see what happens in the next few months,' said Santa Cruz. 'I don't like to look too far away and I don't know what Lazio's intentions are.[LNB]'I have received many offers but I had hoped to play in Rome. I have happy in England but Italian football fascinates me and I would love to have an experience in Serie A.'[LNB] Komany bewildered at Barca decision to let Toure join Manchester CityManchester City and Santa Cruz are the victims of Lazio smear campaignManchester City star De Jong insists: I don't regret horror challengeMANCHESTER CITY FC

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