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30th Jan 2019

Peter Crouch eyed-up in swap deal to bring him back to the Premier League


peter crouch

He’s scored a single goal this season but he’s proven in the Premier League

He might be 38 years old, but it looks like Peter Crouch could be given one more crack at the Premier League as part of a swap deal that would see Sam Vokes depart Burnley for Stoke City in return.

If it sounds crazy that’s because it is. Peter Crouch has featured in 23 of the Potters’ game this season, with 21 of those appearances coming off the bench. He has scored the sum total of one goal in those games, against Preston back in August.

The Burnley Express reports that the lanky former-England striker will feature as a sweetener in Stoke’s proposed £8 million deal for Sam Vokes, who appeared to say goodbye to his current club at full time at Old Trafford on Tuesday night following their 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

The Welsh international has found himself out of favour at Turf Moor – with Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood preferred up front. Despite this, Dyche doesn’t want to let him go without a replacement: cometh the hour, cometh the Crouch.

The Clarets are currently 15th in the table and face a fight to remain in the Premier League, despite being the only side – aside from their most recent opponents – not to lose a Premier League game in their last five fixtures.

Maybe the experience of a forward pushing 40 is what they need to see them through, and if not, at least we’ll probably get to see the robot celebration a couple more times.