Burnley complete the signing of Peter Crouch

Burnley have completed the signing of Peter Crouch from Stoke City on a six-month contract, according to Daily Mail.

Crouch is headed to the Burnley training ground to finalize the details of his transfer and sign a contract until the end of the season.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has been a long-term fan of the former Liverpool striker and made inquiries to sign him last summer but his advances were rejected by the Potters.

The situation, though, seems different six months later, with Crouch accepting that Stoke are going in a different direction under new manager Nathan Jones, and the club are willing to let him leave.

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There have been a number of Championship teams interested in the services of Crouch this month, particularly Reading, but the potential to return to the Premier League was something that the former England international could not turn down.

Crouch’s move is not linked to Sam Vokes potential move to Stoke. Vokes is expected to cost the Potters just over £7million.

It remains unknown how much Burnley will pay Stoke for Crouch or whether they will simply take over the remainder of his contract, which runs out at the end of the season.

 

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