Well I never. There are many Premier League clubs who I thought might lodge a bid for this player, but not Arsenal. However, it appears as though they are in the hunt for Peter Crouch as a potential replacement for Emmanuel Adebayor, according to Vincenzo Morabito, who is the latter’s agent.
The Daily Telegraph report that Arsene Wenger has lined up a few possibilities, if indeed the Togolese striker repays the faith shown by the Arsenal manager by sodding off after one decent season. In addition to Crouch, the Italian also suggests that Blackburn should be concerned by one of the Gunners’ other targets.
“Arsenal are exploring the transfer market for a substitute for Adebayor,” Morabito told Italian TV show Studio Sport.
“The names being talked about are Peter Crouch, Blackburn striker Roque Santa Cruz and Germany forward Mario Gomez.
“What are the chances of Adebayor joining Milan? At this stage, I’d say we are between 70 per cent to 80 per cent.”
Arsenal could certainly afford Crouch, even at Liverpool’s slightly-inflated prices, although would the striker be a success at the Emirates? The Gunners have been accused of trying to pass the ball into the net on occasions, and Crouch could serve as a fantastic foil for the likes of Van Persie and Eduardo. It’s also a myth that his strength is in the air, when he’s actually a very skilful footballer.
Arsenal fans, would you like this player at your club? Is he a decent replacement for Adebayor?