Crouch delighted to be staying put for at least another year…
PETER CROUCH has today extended his stay with Stoke City, the Club are pleased to announce.
The talismanic striker has agreed a one-year contract extension, committing him to the Potters until at least the summer of 2019.
The hugely popular 36-year-old joined Stoke in a then record £12million transfer in 2011 and has scored 43 Premier League goals for the Club – three of which have come this season - and 58 in total.
Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: “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.
“There were one or two raised eyebrows when we signed Peter from Tottenham because it was a huge outlay for us as a Club at the time but he has now signed his fourth contract for the Club and has been a vital figure for us in the Premier League.”
Manager Mark Hughes added: “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.
“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.”
Crouch, who has also served Aston Villa, Portsmouth, Southampton and Liverpool, has made 440 Premier League appearances and scored 106 goals, putting him joint 23rd in the all-time top scorers’ charts.
Tickets for Wednesday's home game against one of Crouch’s former clubs Liverpool are available – visit the bet365 Stadium Ticket Office, scfcdirect.com/events or call on (01782) 367599.