Peter Crouch has admitted that he could move away from Stoke City this month amid interest from Leeds United, according to The Mirror.
It was reported earlier this month that Leeds boss Steve Evans had enquired about the availability of Crouch, with Mark Hughes telling him that the striker would be going nowhere. This situation could’ve now changed, with Crouch himself hinting at an exit.
Crouch scored yesterday in Stoke’s win over Doncaster Rovers in the FA Cup – his first start for the club in over a month. After the match the striker had this to say:
“Ideally I’d like to stay at Stoke because I think we’re a top 10 side and I’d like to be a part of that,” said the former England striker.
“But I’ve got to be realistic – I’ve featured hardly at all in the Premier League and that’s what I want to be doing. If needs be I’ll have to move on but I’d rather not.
“It’s been frustrating at times when you don’t feel part of the group but all you can do is work hard and get back in there and hopefully I’ve done myself a bit of justice.”
With the move for Norwich City’s Kyle Lafferty stalling over terms of the deal, Crouch could now become more of a target for Leeds.