Santa Cruz Eyes Betis Stay

  • Last Updated: May 22 2012, 20:10 BST

Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz admits he would like to sign permanently for Real Betis.

Santa Cruz: Wants to stay with Real Betis

Santa Cruz spent last season on loan at the Spanish club but he admits much depends on how his parent club approach negotiations.

"I'm fine here and I want to stay and there will be talks, hopefully in the coming weeks, with my agent," said the Paraguay international at a club sponsorship event.

"It is important to see them (City) face negotiations with a smile on their face.

"The club has made a major investment in me and is entitled to see something in exchange.

"They do not want to give away players, many players are in a situation like mine.

"But Betis have my word that I will do everything possible to stay, although it depends on City."