Roque Santa Cruz Heads to Malaga on a Season-Long Loan

Admit you, you forgot that Roque Santa Cruz was still under contract with Manchester City. It's ok, we all did. Santa Cruz will join Manuel Pellegrini's Malaga side on a season-long loan. It's a good move for Malaga, who have been busy adding reinforcements during the transfer window as they prepare for the Champions League.

Santa Cruz spent the 2011-12 season at Real Betis, making 33 appearances and scoring seven goals for the Béticos. It had appeared he would return there this season, but Pellegrini got his attention and convinced the Paraguayan striker to help beef up his side as they prepare for the Champions League group stages.

The two clubs were able to agree on the particulars of a loan deal for Santa Cruz and he was in Malaga today undergoing a medical and finalizing the deal. Sky Sports has reported that the medical is complete and that the deal is all but done.

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