Sky Bet Championship outfit Newcastle United are eyeing a deal to bring in former Liverpool, Portsmouth and Southampton target man Peter Crouch, according to the Mirror.
The 35-year-old is currently plying his trade at Stoke, where he has been since 2011, making 144 league appearances and netting 33 Premier League goals.
However, Newcastle boss is hoping he can secure a deal to bring the 6 feet 7 inch tall striker to Tyneside, where he would certainly provide a huge goal threat at Championship level.
Benitez has previously worked with Crouch at Liverpool, and he is seemingly looking for a reunion with the giant striker, who could be out of favour next season with Stoke preparing to splash out on a new, big-money striker.
After starting just 4 games in the league last season, it seems like Crouch’s time at Stoke is coming to an end, and pairing up with new boy Dwight Gayle at Newcastle could be an appealing proposition.
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