Crouch pens new Stoke deal

Former England international Peter Crouch has committed himself to another year at Stoke City by signing a new contract with the Premier League outfit.

The 36-year-old, who joined Stoke in a £10million move from Tottenham in 2011, will now stay at the Potteries until 2019 at least.

Crouch has played in 212 games for the Potters across all competitions, scoring 58 goals and providing 24 assists.

"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," said Stoke manager Mark Hughes, according to the Independent

"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."

Stoke's chief executive Tony Scholes added: "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 and has been a vital figure for us in the Premier League."