Santa Cruz is set to return to his native South America to join Brazilian club Botafogo as his contract at the Etihad finally comes to an end.
The 31 year old striker arrived at City for a whopping £18million in 2009 from Blackburn Rovers but just 24 appearances and around £16million in wages later; he is set to leave the big spending club Premier League champions.
Santa Cruz must be seen as one of the biggest financial disasters in Premier League history and his once promising career has stuttered massively.
The Paraguayan has been on loan in Spain for the past few seasons, firstly with Real Betis and this season with Malaga who have enjoyed success in La Liga and the Champions League.
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