Crouch signs contract extension with Stoke City
Peter Crouch has signed a one-year contract extension with Stoke City.
After inking the deal, the veteran striker is tied to the Potters until the end of the 2018-19 season.
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Now 36, the former Liverpool and England international arrived at Stoke from Tottenham in 2011 and has netted 58 goals in all competitions for the club.
“Peter has been with Stoke longer than he has been with any other club which I think speaks volumes for how he views us and how we view him,” manager Mark Hughes said in a statement.
“He still has so much to offer us. He may be 36 but he continues to have a major impact on games, as he has proved on numerous occasions this season.”
Tony Scholes, Stoke’s chief executive, added: “The discussions with Peter and his representatives were very straightforward; Peter is happy here and made no secret of his desire to stay with the Club. We’re delighted with the news.”
Crouch is yet to start a game in the Premier League this term, but has scored three goals in his nine substitute appearances.
He insists he can keep going for a few more years, though, as he said last week: “I don’t think my attributes have changed and I haven’t had many injuries, so if I can maintain that I can go on for a few years yet. I want to play at this level as long as I can.
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“I still feel great and hungry enough to be starting games. That’s what I want to do.
“When I have got in the side I have felt I have done well, but for whatever reason we change things and I have to be ready to come off the bench.”
In Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace, Crouch came off the bench to set a new record for appearances from the bench in the Premier League.