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Peter Crouch jokes about joining Real Madrid

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While his career is nearing its end, Peter Crouch believes that he will see if he can get a chance to play Real Madrid in a light-hearted interview.

At the age of 38, Peter Crouch is nearing the end of a very decent career. Though he hasn’t been able to win a lot of silverware, the former England international would always be remembered as that tall, gangly striker who could give a great sample of how to execute a perfect scissors kick.

The Englishman signed for Burnley in January but his short-term deal has expired. At the moment, Peter Crouch has no idea what he will be doing this year but remains his usual cheerful self.

In a tell-all sort of interview with talkSPORT, the former Stoke striker joked that he has already sent Frank Lampard a message.

“I’ve been playing football for 23 years, day in, day out. But I am 38 years old now and 29 next year,” the former Spurs and Liverpool forward told Drivetime.

“I feel like I’ve had a really good innings. If it’s not to be with football this year, it’s not to be.

“But I still love the game and I will be in and around it, if not playing it this year.

“I enjoyed my football again at Burnley and who knows what the future is going to hold for me but I’m enjoying the time off at the moment.

Still not giving up on playing football, Peter Crouch also joked that Gareth Bale leaving Real Madrid would make it easier for him to join Zinedine Zidane’s side.

“A lot depends on Gareth Bale and whether he leaves Real Madrid, as there will be a potential opening there! I’ve also texted Frank [Lampard] at Chelsea to let him know I’m available!”

And while his playing career might be all but over, we would love to see Peter Crouch stay in the game. The game really needs cheery characters like him.