Transfer news

Santa Cruz preparing for Malaga stay

May 22, 2013
By ESPN staff

Malaga's on-loan midfielder Roque Santa Cruz has revealed he is willing to take a pay cut in order to stay at the Spanish club, insisting his future is in Andalucia.

Roque Santa Cruz
EmpicsSanta Cruz has had a successful season on loan at Malaga

Santa Cruz, 31, is currently on loan at Malaga from Manchester City but is hopeful of securing a permanent move to La Liga following a successful season with Los Boquerones.

Malaga's financial worries may force them to sell a number of star players, including the highly-rated Isco, but Santa Cruz is happy to sacrifice his current wage in favour of a deal that would benefit the club and his family.

"I will take any decisions thinking about my family," said Santa Cruz. "I will think about my children and how another change of circumstances would affect them. Now I think that what is best is that they have a bit of continuity and stay with what has been started here.

"The main thing is that the club keeps going and puts in place a long-term project. I think that they are working out what they will have to spend and, as a result, the majority of players will be asked if they will take a cut in order to stay and create a credible plan.

"Malaga have told me their intentions and that they want me to stay. They are trying to reorganise the deficit and have all the numbers in order."