Newcastle are reportedly considering a move for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch.
Stoke City's Peter Crouch
Newcastle United may have already signed five new players this summer, but manager Rafael Benitez is reportedly considering a move for striker Peter Crouch.
With Matz Sels, Jesus Gamez, Isaac Hayden, Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle all brought in, Newcastle's squad is looking strong ahead of their Championship campaign - but more additions could be on the way for the Magpies
Rafael Benitez talking to Peter Crouch in Liverpool training
The Mirror reported on Tuesday afternoon that Benitez is looking into a deal to sign Stoke City striker Peter Crouch, having worked with him at Liverpool.
Benitez snapped up Crouch from Southampton back in 2005, making him an important player for Liverpool before selling him to Portsmouth in 2008.
Peter Crouch scores England's first against Trinidad & Tobago at the 2006 World Cup
Crouch, now 35, started just four Premier League games for Stoke last season, and with the giant striker looking for first-team football, a move to Newcastle could be a smart move for all parties.
Since the rumours broke on Tuesday, Newcastle fans have been taking to Twitter to discuss their thoughts on a possible deal, with Crouch's potential arrival at St. James' Park causing some split views among supporters.
Peter Crouch and Rafael Benitez at Liverpool
Some fans feel that Crouch's experience would be welcomed in the Newcastle side, and he could be a goalscoring threat off the bench when Newcastle are chasing a goal.
Others don't understand why Benitez would want Crouch when he already has Aleksandar Mitrovic - another target man striker - and don't want Benitez to pursue a reunion with the former England international this summer.
Here are some of the reactions from Newcastle fans on Twitter after reports linked Peter Crouch with a move to Tyneside...
Crouch would never be anyones 1st choice, But has bags of experience & would join on a 1/2 year max contract to help #nufc back to the prem— @youmeandnufc (@youmeandnufc) July 12, 2016
Crouch would be a good shout for one season in the championship #NUFC— (@Mark_Byers_) July 12, 2016
I actually think Crouch would be a decent squad player for a season in the championship. We need experience in that team. #nufc— José Andersoni (@createskateV2) July 12, 2016
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