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Striker leaves White Hart Lane

By | 31st August 2011

After weeks of speculation, Stoke City have confirmed that they have signed former Tottenham striker Peter Crouch. The giant Englishman has long been a target of Stoke boss Tony Pulis, and the two clubs have announced that they agreed a deal before the close of the summer transfer window this evening.

“These fantastic deals are a statement of this football club’s intent,” said Stoke’s chief executive, Tony Scholes.

“The club has made incredible strides forward over the past five years and to attract players of this calibre shows our ambitions as we look to continue that progress this season and beyond that.”

Crouch will provide the Potters with much needed continental experience. The English international’s experience will greatly enhance Stoke’s chances in this season’s Europa League campaign after finishing as last year’s FA Cup runners-up.

Stoke also clinched the signings of Wilson Palacios and Cameron Jerome on deadline day, from Tottenham and Birmingham, respectively.

“These fantastic deals are a statement of this football club’s intent,” Stoke boss Tony Pulis commented.

“The club has made incredible strides forward over the past five years and to attract players of this calibre shows our ambitions as we look to continue that progress this season and beyond that.”

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