Striker and former boss to be reunited.
Portsmouth have accepted an offer from Tottenham for England striker Peter Crouch, says Pompey boss Paul Hart.
A reported £10m deal was agreed on Saturday after Spurs made a renewed effort to sign the 28-year-old.
Crouch is expected to sign a five-year deal as he is reunited with former Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp.
“Given the severe financial restraints in place here we had no choice but to accept an offer from Spurs,” Hart told the Mirror.
“Obviously, I’m disappointed to see Peter leave. (But) I think people need to realise that Pompey have been punching way above their weight and could no longer sustain the level of spending that has gone on here over the past three years.
“And even though a new owner is poised to come in, our dealings in the market will be modest in comparison to the past.”
Crouch is expected to sign early next week and could even travel with the club to Beijing, where Spurs will compete in the Asia Cup alongside West Ham, Hull and Beijing Guoan. (BBC Sport)
This is indeed good news for the north London side who’s boss Harry Redknapp seems determined to re-shape the club in his own mould. Reports suggest that the former Pompey boss is keen to reunited the little and large partnership that saw Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch become one of the most feared strike pairings whilst at Fratton Park, quite where that would leave Robbie Keane is another matter.
The giant England international had a great first season at the south coast club, netting 16 goals for the Premier League struggler’s, and was consistently linked with a move away from the club this summer with the likes of Sunderland, Aston Villa and Liverpool all reportedly interested in the 28 year old.
It brings the Macclesfield man’s career full circle as he returns to the club who offloaded him as a teenager to QPR for just £60k back in 2000.