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Premier League: Time For Peter Crouch To Move On From Stoke City

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Now is about the right time for former England international Peter Crouch to be looking to ply his trade elsewhere. Crouch has been a great servant to Stoke City since his £10 million move from Tottenham Hotspur in 2011, but now finds himself far down the pecking order at the Britannia Stadium.

Crouch has scored goals wherever he has been. He has stacked up a total of 175 goals in his illustrious career, and has played for 10 different clubs since turning professional in 1998. You certainly know what you are going to get with him, as he’s a tall striker who is good with his head and his feet. It’s not only in club colours that he has scored goals too, as Crouch has a very good goal-scoring record for England as well, netting an impressive 22 times in 42 games.

Since the arrivals of Mame Biram Diouf and Bojan Krkic from Hannover 96 and Barcelona respectively, Crouch has been pushed further out of the Stoke team. Crouch has started both of Stoke City’s first two games on the bench, and Mark Hughes doesn’t look like he fancies the striker this season. That news should put a lot of Premier League clubs on red alert for his services.

Crouch, who can worry any defense on his day, is capable of scoring all types of goals, including his wonderful strike against Manchester City in early 2012. At the age of 33 now, he needs to playing regular games of soccer.

West Ham United were rumoured to be sniffing around Crouch in the summer, and that would be a perfect move for him in his quest for first-team soccer.

Gareth Hinton is a Soccer writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Galccfc “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google