Roque Santa Cruz willing to accept pay cut to stay at Malaga

Malaga's Roque Santa Cruz in action on October 24, 2012
© PA Photos
Paraguay forward Roque Santa Cruz suggests that he is prepared to take a pay cut in order to remain at Malaga on a permanent basis.

Roque Santa Cruz has suggested that he is prepared to take a pay cut in order to remain at Malaga.

The Paraguayan forward, who spent last season on loan at the financially-troubled La Liga outfit, will become a free agent next month, when his contract at Manchester City expires.

Santa Cruz says that his family are very settled in Spain and that he is keen to stay at the ​Estadio La Rosaleda on a permanent basis.

"I think that what is best is that [my family] have a bit of continuity and stay with what has been started here," he told reporters.

"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."

Malaga are currently searching for a new manager, after it was confirmed that Manuel Pellegrini will leave the club this summer.

Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini
Read Next:
Pellegrini confirms Malaga departure
>



You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea28223359213869
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs28178355213459
3Manchester CityMan City28176554302457
4Liverpool29168561362556
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd271410342231952
6Arsenal27155756342250
7Everton29148751302150
8West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom29127103938143
9Stoke CityStoke2999113342-936
10Southampton2796123336-333
11Bournemouth2996144254-1233
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham2996144052-1233
13Burnley2995153142-1132
14Watford2887133348-1531
15Leicester CityLeicester2886143347-1430
16Crystal Palace2884163646-1028
17Swansea CitySwansea2983183663-2727
18Hull City2966172658-3224
19Middlesbrough28410142033-1322
20Sunderland2855182450-2620