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Stoke City Seal Club Record £10m Signing of Tottenham Striker Peter Crouch

White Hart Lane giant moves to the Britannia Stadium.

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Stoke have splashed out a club record £10million to sign England international Peter Crouch from Tottenham.

The 30-year-old striker has penned a four-year contract with the Potters, on the same day that Wilson Palacios and Cameron Jerome also completed moves to the Britannia Stadium.

The agreement to take Crouch to Stoke includes a possible £2million in add-ons, meaning it could end up costing Tony Pulis £12million.

The Potters will have no complaints about the fee if the much-travelled forward delivers on the pitch, and they believe they have pulled off quite a coup.

Chief executive Tony Scholes told the club’s official website: “These fantastic deals are a statement of this football club’s intent.

“The club has made incredible strides forward over the past five years and to attract players of this calibre shows our ambitions as we look to continue that progress this season and beyond that.”

SOURCE: Sky Sports

Tony Pulis picked up a number of decent signings as the transfer deadline homed into view. As well as capturing Tottenham pair Peter Crouch and Wilson Palacios the Potters boss also snapped up Birmingham City striker Cameron Jerome and as a result Stoke City have added extra quality to a side that is progressing nicely year on year.

It is a tad surprising that Tottenham managed to make a profit on a striker they purchased for £9m two years ago but has been off the boil for the best part of 18 months. The England international did well in Champions League football last term but managed to net just four Premier League goals in 34 appearances, in fact the last time he scored was when he netted a brace against Stoke City back in April, perhaps that helped persuade Pulis to stump up such a fee for the lanky striker?

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