Santa Cruz completes Eastlands switch

Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz has finally completed his much-anticipated move to Manchester City after passing a medical at Eastlands.

The Paraguayan front-man joins the big-spending Blues for £18 million following Gareth Barry's arrival from Aston Villa for £12 million, with Santa Cruz linking up with manager Mark Hughes for the second time in his career after the pair previously worked together at Blackburn.

Since joining Rovers from Bayern Munich for £3.8 million in 2007, the front-man has netted 23 goals in 57 league games for the Ewood Park outfit, despite an injury-ravaged second season at the club.

City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak is believed to want to sign four to six players this summer in order to "set the tone very clearly" in the club's pursuit of silverware.

Other targets include Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o and departing Manchester United forward Carlos Tevez.

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