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Santa Cruz and Weiss loans confirmed

Roque Santa Cruz

Roque Santa Cruz

We can confirm that Roque Santa Cruz and Vladimir Weiss will both spend the rest of the season on loan.

Roque has joined Real Betis, who were promoted back into Spain’s top flight after winning Spain’s Segunda Division last season. The 30-year-old striker has not featured for City’s first team since the goalless draw with Birmingham City last November, and he spent the latter part of 2010/11 on loan at his previous club, Blackburn Rovers.

Vladimir has also headed to Spain, where he will play for Espanyol. The Slovakian winger has made a good impression on previous spells away from City, at Bolton Wanderers in 2009/10 and Rangers for the whole of the last campaign.

Away from the senior squad, City’s young German goalkeeper Loris Karius is returning to his homeland after agreeing a loan deal with Bundesliga side FSV Mainz.

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Why Dzeko's four-midable!

Edin Dzeko celebrates

When Edin Dzeko rifled his injury time thunderbolt into the top corner of Brad Friedel’s goal on Sunday afternoon he became the first City player to find the net four times in one Premier League game.

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I'm going to get better, warns Edin

Edin Dzeko celebrates

Edin Dzeko demolished Tottenham with a scintillating four-goal hit at White Hart Lane then warned the rest of City's rivals: "I'm getting the measure of the Premier League now."

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