Newcastle Register Interest In Peter Crouch

Newcastle United are ready to bid for Peter Crouch in an £8M deal.


Peter Crouch – Newcastle and Portsmouth interested

Crouch is ready to leave Liverpool, after warming the bench far too much last season, but he has already talked of his desire to return to Fratton Park under Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth.

Redknapp’s intention is to partner Crouch with Jermaine Defoe, but of course he could also play alongside England international Michael Owen at Newcastle.

Crouch is on England duty in Trinidad and Tobago, and talked yesterday:

”I played nowhere near enough games last year, I accept that. I think I need to play more regularly.”

“You have to be playing football to be noticed.”

But Keegan also has some attraction for the 6’7” striker as he puts together another Newcastle team that will be going forward and attacking the opposition.

That attacking style of player has to be an attraction to any striker wanting to score goals.

Keegan also believes fringe England players have a better chance of impressing England manager Fabio Capello with first-team football at Newcastle.

Crouch has already said he is sick of not getting enough playing time with the Reds and it’s hard to criticize a player who just want to play more football.

But we have to think Portsmouth are favorites for the player, and it looks like Newcastle are a little late in launching their bid – but we’ll see.

Comments welcome.

55 comments so far

  • scotty

    Jun 1, 2008 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Buy him!!! He would definately improve the team without a shadow of a doubt……..

  • Shanghaitoon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #2

    Crouch would defo be a good addition to the team… but Newcastle a little late??? Where have we heard that before…. LOL

  • najikhin

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3 him..plz..better than nothing..

  • ToonKing

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #4

    would like him to join….when i see him i’m always like “hey hahahaha there’s the robot again ahahhah” but then he does something really unexpected and i’m like “………damn”

    get him on board, price is right too.

  • Taiwantoon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #5

    Wouldn’t he be too old for the board?

  • SydneyToon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Would love him, but not sure how this would fit in with the policy of lower wages?

  • toptoon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #7

    wouldn’t set the world alight as far as major signings go, but will give us more options upfront i suppose. come on MA and KK give us a signing to shout about!

  • Dave

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #8

    Portsmouth had there bid rejected as Liverpool wanted more money, there was even talk that Liverpool wanted 15 million for him, but I think 8 million is a fair bid

  • toonarmy08

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #9

    We are not too late as Redknapp said yesterday on ssn that he had no contact at all with liverpool regarding crouch,but did confirm hhis interest in dunne!

  • dick

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #10

    8 million thats a laugh, toon have bid 2 bags of peanuts and a free house in sunderland

  • Steveo

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #11

    would be a fantastic addition no matter what people may think about him.. the truth is he is a very effective player. i’d like to see us start pushing for the likes of mcfadden, gudjohnsen and sidwell.. proven quality premiership players who will no doubt improve our team!

  • Soren

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Hasn’t Benitez said he wants £15m for Crouch? £8m would be a good price if we can get him. But would rather see our midfield getting bigger and better.

  • Steveo

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #13

    these are the sort or realistic signings which would make a real difference to the squad. once we get these kind of players in .. wise and vetere can produce a couple of exotic signings to show for all their troublesome travelling!

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #14

    He is the type of striker we need at Newcastle, to play along with Owen and Martins. After all we all know the Duke wont last a full campaign. I would prefer a Gomez or Gomis as i believe they would score more and offer more in movement, however Crouch would still the type of buy i for one am hoping for.

  • dougnufc

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #15

    I would love him to be in the B&W but I would prefer Bendtner – Young and Good

  • Jobo

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #16

    (A Message from me – an LFC Fan) –

    If Bent is worth 18million then Crouch is worth 25million.

    Peter Crouch (when played) is superb – his technique is scarily good. 2007 seen him finish top scorer for Liverpool, England and even second to Kaka in Champs League.

    When we first heard dtories linking us to Crouch – I have to be honest and admit that I wasn’t too keen – how wrong I was – take it from me – Crouchy is a crackin lad and a great footballer.

  • Drago

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #17

    I dont want that to happen, we have Carroll ir our team, and he can win more headers than Crouch…

  • John

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #18

    Bendtner is cack

  • Leo

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #19

    yeah bentner would be good but so would crouch, if we sign him he needs to do the robot for us at the news conferance to appease the fans haha

  • Taiwantoon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #20

    Considering he has only 1 year left in his contracrt and he has stated that he has no intention of renewing it, 5 million would still be a good offer IMO.

    This is the time the recruitment team show why they are on the salaries if KK is really interested.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #21

    Bendtner is better than Crouch.


    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #22

    Bendtner is class – and pretty arrogant, and would never get him.

    Signing crouch would surely hurt Carrol

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #23

    bendtner is better in goal than crouch

  • toonarmy08

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #24

    dont agree tomtoon ,i think crouch is better than bendtnar.better goal to game ratio aswell.not keen on bendtnar at all ,overated!

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #25

    Bendtner is severely underated, hes only 20/21 aswell. Croch will be 28 soon.

  • Soren

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #26

    Bendtner is the most overrated player. They always talk about him in Denmark. Yes he has talent, but is made up to be better than he actually is, and to top that, he thinks to much of himself.
    Crouch over Bendtner any day.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #27

    Hes underated in the prem, always makes an impact when he comes on.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 1, 2008 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #28

    crouch over bendtner but to be honest wouldnt be ooverwhelmed with either, would prefer gomis at a decent price, or a fit ashton

  • Taiwantoon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #29

    Bendtner is rated by AW, that says it all for me really.

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #30

    see we are linked with Alvaro Negredo, he is a great player, but dont think he suits the prem 1 bit

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #31

    not rated to highly by adebayor though is he lol

  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #32

    Reckon he’d do well here!..
    …Maybe in a kinda…Keegan/Thoshack….Owen/Crouch way?..


    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #33

    so according to the papers spurs want;

    John Bostock
    Samuel Eto’o
    Diego Milito
    David Bentley
    Anton Ferdinand
    Richard Dunne
    Gio Dos Santos

    ~Being a spurs fan must be quite smug this summer

  • Taiwantoon

    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #34

    ashton, if fit, would be a relly good signing, but it’s not likely to happen, is it? Having said that, I am not a big fan of target man style of play anyway.

  • Soren

    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #35

    More the team around Bendtner which makes him look good. He has had some games where hes come on as a sub a made something, certainly not always, but so has many others. So underated he is not.

  • Punk Skunk

    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #36

    Agree Taiwantoon,
    but if we’re gonna play 433, there doesn’t have to be a target man, just someone who’s good with the ball in a tight spot, hard shot, deft, good header a la…Viduka, Ashton, Crouch?..etc…

  • Bill F

    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #37

    KK (staring at DW who is sitting at his desk mouth open and drooling. His eyes are glazed over and he is staring at a sheaf of papers).
    “Please Mr Wise can you do something with that dossier”.
    KK turns to TM, can’t understand it he has been like that since I added Crouchy to the list, I’m not sure if he is up to all the pressure”
    TM, “Naah boss he’s been like that since he was given the list by MA weeks ago, hic”

  • Nick Dryden

    Jun 1, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #38

    It isn’t really Crouch’s fault as ironically he is no the best in the air and he does have a decent touch on the deck, but just having him in the team would encourage long ball football, even with good players in the team. Look at England v Croatia at wembley. 90 mins of just bombing long balls up to Crouch.
    I’m sorry, but I like the way the club is being run with wage ceilings and young hungry talented players coming in. I would much rather have Gomis than Crouch and I think we could have had Gomis ages ago but KK wasn’t keen. It’s sad that KK doesn’t want any youngsters from Brazil either, unlike the two 17 year old twins at Manu. After the boom and bust years under shepherd, we have to alter our strategy. KK has to understand this. Keeping perma crocks like Viduka and Duff on on 3 million each a year is just unsustainable. We’re in a universal credit crunch.

  • HonoraryGeordie

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #39

    He’s no Dean Ashton!

  • HonoraryGeordie

    Jun 1, 2008 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #40

    talking of Ashton, is he playing tonight? Then everyone will see what quality we should be aiming for


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