The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Spurs big striker Peter Crouch could be offered to Newcastle United in the summer.
Peter Crouch – could he do a job for Newcastle the next three years?
The 30 year-old Macclesfield-born 6′ 7″ striker was offered to Newcastle in January, as the London club tried to sign 22 year-old young Andy Carroll.
A young up and coming talismanic striker who’s just been capped by England, and who will only improve, for a player who was 8 years older and with the best of his career behind him – yes that seems like a deal Tottenham would try to make.
But of course Newcastle finally got a massive £35M for the striker, which included a 25% sell-on clause, and £30M of the fee in cool cash, which currently should be earning some nice interest.
An unnamed London source told the Evening Chronicle today:
“As far as Peter Crouch is concerned, he will be offered to a number of clubs in the Premier League in the summer.”
“It would not be wrong to suggest some of those clubs linked with him in January will be in there again.”
Crouch could certainly come in and do a job for Newcastle, but at 30 years old he doesn’t fit the profile of a younger player who can improve.
But depending on the fee he could be acquired for, he could still be a decent short term buy for the club, and of course he has massive experience.
He’s played 73 times for Tottenham with 23 goals, and of course for England in 42 games he has a massive 22 goals, and we’ve always thought this lad was under-rated for his goal-scoring abilities.
In his total career, in which he’s played for clubs like QPR, Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Liverpool and Southampton, he has 437 total first class appearances and 136 goals.
In the summer it looks like Johan Elmander, the 6’4″ Swedish striker currently at Bolton Wanderers could become a free agent, and he could perhaps be a better deal for the club.
But if for some reason Peter turned up on Tyneside this summer, we think he could do well for a few seasons at Newcastle.
What do you think?