Newcastle United are ready to bid for Peter Crouch in an Â£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.
Redknappâ€™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 6â€™7â€ 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 itâ€™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.