Newcastle To Bid For Peter Crouch?


There is news in The Guardian and The Sun today that Newcastle are after Tottenham striker Peter Crouch.

Peter Crouch – £9M for a 30 year-old?

But the price Spurs are asking for the 30 year old 6’7″ striker is rather high at £9M.

Newcastle have already signed Demba Ba from West Ham on a free transfer,  and have been pursuing PSG striker Mevlut Erdinc with no success as yet.

But it would appear that Crouch does not fit the profile of young, improving players Newcastle are looking for.

Newcastle want to   buy young players rather cheaply, who can then improve in value as they mature,  and this deal would be almost the exact opposite of that.

There are also reports in The Sun that Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has told Newcastle he wants to get back the fee he paid for Crouch two years ago when Peter was signed him from Portsmouth.

But Peter is now two years older and probably not quite as good as he was a couple of years ago.

There is no way Mike Ashley will shell out  £9M for a 30 year-old,  since he wouldn’t even pay that kind of money for former Newcastle winger Charles N’Zogbia, who’s only just turned 25.

We’re not sure how much truth is in these reports today, but if Crouch will cost £9M, then forget it.

For the record, Peter Crouch turns 31 in January and has played 456 club games with 143 goals, and has played 42 times for England with 22 goals, and he’s a very decent striker.

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47 comments so far

  • ~Cheik Mate~

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Aw, Hell no. Hope not.

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  • Elb11

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Won’t happen.

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  • spitfire_

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Yeha right… 9 mill and I don’t know how much for wage for one 30 year old lightning rod… no thanks.

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  • criticalsteve73

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Please not crouch he will just force us to lump the ball up front and miss out our new and creative midfield we could not sign a worse player would rather stick with sholla we must of ran out of targets and ideas waste of money

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  • quitesimple

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #5

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    PAPER TALK

    would rather have steven taylor up front

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #6

    I would rather go for £9.5M Hugo Rodallega

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  • AMEOBI

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #7

    No no no! This isn’t gunna happen surely!!

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  • TenaciousToon77

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #8

    West Ham have bid 8 million 4 Shane Long according to Reading Fc Reporter Johnny Fordham.

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  • quitesimple

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #9

    lads what if mike ashley actually reads this blog, notices when we are shouting about players we want (sturridge) and rules them out, but sees us moaning about players were linked with (crouch) and decides to pee us off?

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  • SWHITEY

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #10

    LOL

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #11

    i would go for any other 9.5 forward …

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #12

    Sorry lads but Grand Lord Ashley in all his wisdom has decided to buy Crouch to change his lightbulbs as Fatty is unable to reach. The offer is believed to be in the region of £20 billion as Harry Redknapp really values Crouch.

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  • TenaciousToon77

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #13
  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #14

    I am afraid i am going to rant at SPURS.

    They are a poor london team with a shit manager who needs money to work and then runs the club into the ground. portsmouth, westham etc… southampton.

    They ask exorbitant amount for players who are Useless. I cannot believe that clubs fall for their dirty trics.

    9 million for crouch, seriously, the guy could not hit a Barn door with a handful of wheat. they pay 8 mill for Van der vaart and want 9 million for crouch.

    Joke of a football club, ill tell you if that club was not based in london it would be a championship club.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #15

    @8

    West Ham wont have that sort of money available to them

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  • criticalsteve73

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #16

    Thought he was supposed to be going to the daydreamers scumderland

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  • quitesimple

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #17

    so according to this link, we would spend 9 on crouch, but stall on 7.5 with erdinc, this is absolute rubbish

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  • This week has flown by. Sunday already.

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  • TenaciousToon77

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #19

    @15 So did i ? just posted a link from there local rag ? but they seem 2 be backing big Sam.

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #20

    IndianMagpie
    He ran Southampton into the ground alright, I live down there and it was horrible to see the fans having to collect money to keep the club going but thank good they were bought out by Markus Leighber R.I.P.
    I despise Harry Redknapp and hopefully he will ruin Tottenham as I’m sick of their cocky fans. Worse then Man Utd fans IMHO

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #21

    @19

    They are playing a very risky game, spending a lot of money relying on bouncing straight back up.

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  • cousto

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #22

    would have his Mrs… in a heartbeat.

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  • ochytoon

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #23

    GG
    Out with the sarcasm already I see 😉

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #24

    @ ouchy

    Look at portsmouth

    signing players out of their means

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  • TenaciousToon77

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #25

    @21 tell me a bout it , they have only just managed 2 off set some of there long standing high earners Kieran Dyer Etc and they continue 2 bring in high earners like Kev Nolan & i would imagine any deal + wages 4 Long wont be cheap, but on the flipside they are proven goal scorers in this league still a gamble tho!

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #26

    If we sign crouch i will be really peeed off

    Are we playing 2night?

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  • cousto

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #27

    yep we play at stupid o’clock in the morning

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #28

    Whats with the stupid gumtree ads? there doing my head in

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #29

    i’d give airy the 9.5 mill and promote him to first team

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #30

    yea right. we won’t pay 9.5mil for Nzog but we are going to pay 9 for a 30 year old? Lazy journalism at best.

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  • kevymartins

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #31

    i’d rather give ameobi that 9.5 mil instead of crouch

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #32

    Can’t see it and in a word Crouch is SH*TE

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  • ochytoon, prefer to call it irony.

    kevymartins, Don’t know whether you’ve noticed but you decide on most the adverts here. If you’ve been on a certain site. Then you will get adverts from that site or sites like it. My adverts are nearly always naked women. 🙂

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  • Oh and Viagra.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #35

    It’s a non story, not paying that much for a 30 year old past his best.

    Afterall we won’t pay that for Zog who’s in the form of his life.

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  • MacToon

    Jul 26, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #36

    oh we agree ilovetoon8788 lol.

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #37

    GG @ # 33,34 best two post I have read on here in a long time 😉 😉

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  • Level 7 Hero

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #38

    Hope to god this isnt true, he scored 3 goals in the Premier League last year! Hes absolutly rubbish in the air aswell for his height, dont think he learnt how to jump properly as a kid because he got away with it in the sunday league!
    Devastated N’Zogbia is going to Villa, think we should turn our attentions to Kranjcar, and Spurs need to sell…
    We shall see what today brings.

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  • oldbobaycliffe

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #39

    today we seem to be linked to crouch and bridge both 30yr olds if we were to buy them you have to wonder about the length of their contracts as we didnt offer nolan and barton extended contracts.if crouch is given a 3yr contract he will be 34 at the end of it

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Jul 26, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #40

    Hope it will not be true

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