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Burnley signs Peter Crouch

  • Burnley signs Peter Crouch

Burnley signs Peter Crouch. Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has signed for Burnley until the end of the season as part of a deal that sees Sam Vokes go the other way. Crouch, who turned 38 on Wednesday, has made 462 Premier League appearances for six different clubs, scoring 108 goals. Vokes, 29, has joined Championship club Stoke for an undisclosed fee on a three-and-a-half-year deal. “I feel that the older I get, the more hungry I am,” said former England forward Crouch. “You can sort of see the end, but I still feel fit, I train every single day and do everything the lads do, and I want to be involved with every single game.

  • “I’ve got the will to succeed and prove people wrong

“I’ve got the will to succeed and prove people wrong – I feel like I have been proving people wrong my whole career. “The moment I stop enjoying it is the moment to knock it on the head. I’ll be doing as well as I can this year.” Clarets boss Sean Dyche said: “We know he’s a good character and he still has a desire. The main thing for me is having motivated people.” Meanwhile, Potters full-back Erik Pieters has joined French side Amiens on loan until the end of the season. The 30-year-old, who joined Stoke in 2013, has made 23 appearances for the Championship side this campaign.

  • Crouch was part of the Stoke squad relegated from the Premier League last season

Crouch was part of the Stoke squad relegated from the Premier League last season. He has also played in the top flight for Tottenham, Aston Villa, Southampton, Liverpool and Portsmouth. Vokes, who played for Wales at Euro 2016, has been at Burnley since July 2012 and has this season started 10 league games for the Clarets, who are 17th in the Premier League. Stoke manager Nathan Jones said: “Sam is a player of real pedigree, he has been promoted from this level and he’s an experienced international and Premier League player. “To get it done is something totally different to anything we have and we think he’s a marquee player for this level.” Burnley announced Crouch’s arrival at Turf Moor with a video featuring a robot – paying homage to Crouch’s famous celebration.

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