News broke today that Newcastle boss Kevin Keegan may be looking to bring in Peter Crouch, Liverpool’s hugely under-rated striker, who stands 6’7â€ tall.
Peter Crouch – scored 14 times for England in 24 appearances
Apparently Newcastle would like to get Crouch during the January transfer window, and would no doubt offer good money for the striker.
The transfer fee mentioned is Â£7M, but it may take a little more than that to capture the former Tottenham, QPR, Portsmouth, Aston Villa and Southampton striker, who scored a superb equalizing goal at Anfield last night, against one of his former clubs, Aston Villa.
Crouch seems to score a lot more goals than most people realize, and in a Keegan style 4-4-2 attacking system, he could get lots of goals and create chances for Michael Owen.
In 73 appearances for Liverpool he has scored 18 goals and in his 24 appearances for England he scored 14 goals. At his previous club, Southampton, he scored 12 times in 27 appearances, and Harry Redknapp was his manager at the time, but couldn’t keep him when Southampton were relegated from the Premier league.
Not surprisingly, Harry, who is now at Portsmouth, is also expressing an interest, if the price is right. Harry said today:
“I like Crouchie and I would take him any day of the week but I just don’t know whether Liverpool would be willing to sell him,”
“He did a great job for me when he was at Portsmouth before and he is also a very nice lad.”
No doubt Peter would be happy to join Harry Redknapp again, since Harry is great with his players, but we feel he would find Keegan’s new Newcastle hard to turn down, if indeed Newcastle went after him in January.
The news on Peter is that he’s not too happy to warm the bench at Liverpool for too many games, and he’d play a lot more on Tyneside. The Macclesfield born striker turns 27 years old at the end of the month.
We think he’d be a good buy for the club.
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