Report: Tony Pulis keen to reunite with Stoke City forward Peter Crouch at West Brom

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West Brom are reportedly keen on signing Peter Crouch from Stoke City.

Tony Pulis worked with Crouch at Stoke, and the Birmingham Mail is claiming that the Baggies manager is keen to reunite with the forward this summer.

The 34-year-old has netted 10 goals in 38 games this season, impressing despite his increasing age. However, his role in the first-team was restricted in the late months of the campaign, when Mark Hughes favoured Mame Biram Diouf as a lone frontman.

Crouch failed to start any of the eight final games of the campaign, coming off the bench in six of them, and it is clear that Hughes is looking to develop Stoke’s new-look playing style even further this summer by signing ball-playing strikers.

Pulis, on the other hand, has retained his direct style of play since taking over at the Hawthorns, and although Saido Berahino has developed well to suit the system, Brown Ideye has never truly settled in the Midlands - despite his apparent physical attributes that should aid him under Pulis.

It was Pulis who signed Crouch for Stoke, and he is looking to complete a deal for him this summer.

The ageing forward has a contract at the Britannia Stadium until the summer of 2017, but the report states that Hughes will listen to offers as he attempts to revamp his own squad, and Crouch himself may push for a move if he has no guarantees concerning his playing time with Stoke.

Victor Anichebe will be allowed to leave the Hawthorns this summer should a suitable offer be proposed, whilst their are still doubts concerning the future of Brown Ideye, with a potential move to Qatar still on the cards.

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