Report: QPR interested in signing Peter Crouch

QPR are ready to make a move for Stoke striker Peter Crouch.

QPR are interested in signing Peter Crouch of Stoke City, the Daily Mail reports.

The 34-year-old striker has found this season a tough one, seeing as he has hardly played any first-team football.

Mark Hughes’ rebuilding of the Stoke squad has left Crouch out of the first-team set-up, and the former England international has landed just nine games in all competitions this term.

Crouch, who has scored 43 goals in 163 games for the Potters, has failed to start a single Premier League game, and it is not a surprise that he would be open to leaving the club this month if he can be guaranteed first-team football elsewhere.

QPR are ready to offer a route to football for Crouch, with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink keen to bring the towering striker in as a replacement for Charlie Austin, who has left and signed for Southampton.

The report claims that Leeds and Bristol City are also interested, but QPR have a a clear void in the striking ranks, which would allow Crouch the best chance at playing week-in-week-out.

It is not indicated in the report as to whether QPR are ready to submit an offer for Crouch, but this is a rumour which is bound to bubble along until the Rs bring in a new forward.

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