Published: Sun, February 03, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Crouch set for Premier League return with Burnley Vokes joins Stoke City

Crouch set for Premier League return with Burnley Vokes joins Stoke City

On the other hand, Burnley will be aiming to make the best use of Crouch's experience in a bid to try and survive relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season.

Former England global Peter Crouch returned to the Premier League on Thursday (Jan 31) at the age of 38, signing a short-term contract to join Burnley from Stoke City with Wales striker Sam Vokes heading in the opposite direction.

In a straight cash deal, Burnley are thought to want around £9 million for Vokes.

If the deal is signed off, Crouch would be in contention to make his debut against his former club Southampton on Saturday.

"Beni is a bright, energetic midfielder who was playing in the Premier League for Everton last season - he is a strong addition to our group", Wigan manager Paul Cook told the club's website. I never really had blistering pace, so I haven't lost that.

As the deal was confirmed, Sean Dyche revealed to the club's official website: "Sam has proved what a good player he has been for us".

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The 38-year-old is on his way to Burnley after a deal was struck with Championship outfit Stoke City (15th).

"I'll be doing as well as I can this year, and who knows after that?"

Wales worldwide Vokes has scored three goals in 20 Premier League outings this term, 10 of which have been starts.

Stoke's chief executive Tony Scholes said: "Peter's contribution to Stoke City has been outstanding and he has become an iconic figure in the history of the club".

The 29-year-old joined the club from Wolverhampton Wanderers and was part of the Wales team which reached the semifinals of Euro 2016. "It has been a long day and a lot of waiting around but I am delighted - I just can't wait to get started now".

The former England global has been with Stoke City since 2011 and made the drop down with them to the Championship over the summer.

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