Newcastle linked with shock Peter Crouch swoop

Peter Crouch
Peter Crouch

Newcastle United have been linked with a shock swoop for Peter Crouch.

Rafa Benitez signed the striker while at Liverpool 11 years ago.

And The Mirror claim that Benitez is considering a move for the 35-year-old, now at Stoke City.

Crouch was restricted to a handful of starts last season.

Relegated Newcastle have already signed five players this summer.

Benitez is looking to strengthen his attacking options in the wake of Papiss Cisse's weekend departure.

However, Crouch is NOT understood to be among the club's targets.