Over the last few days there has been mounting speculation over Peter Crouch’s future at Tottenham. The press have been reporting that Harry is ready to sell and that Liverpool might take him back.
I think that the Liverpool link mainly comes from the fact that their manager is now Roy Hodgson, who tried to sign Crouch last summer. Just because he wanted Crouch then, doesn’t mean that he’d still want him. Liverpool is a very different club to Fulham. They’ve got less money to spend for a start.
If there is any truth in the story, then I’d be surprised that Harry is prepared to sell a player that he has now worked with at three different clubs. We can tend to become a bit one-dimensional when Crouch is in the side (which isn’t his fault), but he offers a unique option compared to our other strikers and judged on his England performances, would most likely cause chaos against European defences next season.
The reason could be that with no clubs looking particularly interested in signing the likes of Keane and Pavlyuchenko, Harry is ready to sacrifice a player that he likes, in order to give himself better options in the transfer market. Liverpool and Roy Hodgson may or may not be interested in Crouch, but it’s likely that somebody will.
I’d like Crouch to stay, but would understand if he’s sold, providing that money went towards a striker who could play on his own up front. What do you think? Should we sell the big man? Or would you rather retain his services and more importantly, keep hold of the World Cup’s top WAG? Have your say in our poll.