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Santa Cruz hopeful of Betis stay

May 22, 2012
By ESPN staff
Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz has reiterated his desire to sign permanently for Real Betis.

• Santa Cruz wants Betis stay

Santa Cruz, 30, spent the 2011-12 season on loan at Betis after being deemed surplus to requirements by City, who he joined from Blackburn for £17.5 million in 2009.

The Paraguay international scored seven goals in 33 La Liga outings for Betis during his temporary spell and is hopeful of a prolonged stay, although he admits ...

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