Stoke striker Peter Crouch admits he'd like to return to QPR

16 Dec 2000:  Peter Crouch of Queens Park Rangers celebrates his winning goal during the Nationwide League Division One match against Nottingham Forest played at Loftus Road, in London....

Peter Crouch started his professional career with QPR and envisages a return to west London one day.

Peter Crouch of Stoke City celebrates his goal with Charlie Adam of Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City at Loftus Road on...

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has admitted that he would "love" to make a return to the club where it all began - Queens Park Rangers. The former England hitman has also expressed his desire to carry on playing until he is 40-years-old, as reported by ITV Sport

Crouch became something of a cult hero at Loftus Road when he scored 12 goals in his first season as a professional, before moving onto Portsmouth after the Rs tasted relegation in 2001. 


Even at the age of 37, Crouch would be welcomed with open arms by all at Loftus Road.

The former Liverpool striker told ITV Sport: "I've played for quite a few clubs but quite a few of them I hold dearly, really. I think QPR is one of my favourites because that's where I started.

"My friends and family are QPR fans, as well, so that's one that is really close to my heart and I always said I would go back there one day and I would love to go back there."

18th August 2018, Deepdale, Preston, England; EFL Championship football Preston North End versus Stoke City; Peter Crouch of Stoke City celebrates scoring a goal to level the scores at 2-2

Frustratingly, Steve McClaren's side wouldn't be able to try and manufacture any deal for Crouch this season, owing to the January transfer embargo enforced by FFP in July. 

Stoke themselves aren't likely at this stage to offer Crouch new terms - whose deal expires next summer - so it does pave the way for a potential return to W12 in the summer of 2019.

The Rs do have plenty of options up top but with the possible re-signing of Crouch, they'd be a much more potent goal threat with the former Tottenham Hotspur academy player in tow.

QPR fans would love to see Crouch don the blue and white shirt once again, but might have to wait patiently for that dream to come true.

Peter Crouch of Stoke City gestures during the Friendly match between Stoke City and VfL Bochum on July 18, 2018 in Rheine, Germany.

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