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Crouch uncertain over Stoke future

June 29, 2013
By ESPN staff

Peter Crouch has not ruled out a summer exit from Stoke, despite having two years remaining on his contract with the club.

Peter Crouch put Stoke in front a Southampton
GettyImagesCrouch has played for eight different Premier League clubs

Crouch, 32, is committed to Stoke until 2015, but has been linked with West Ham and QPR in recent weeks after a disappointing season at the Britannia Stadium.

The former England international, who has played for eight different clubs in the Premier League during his senior career, suggested he could move on from Stoke if he is not guaranteed a regular first team place next season.

"I've got two years on my contract, but you never know," Crouch told Absolute Radio at Hard Rock Calling. "With my history, you just don't know."

But the appointment of former QPR manager Mark Hughes as Tony Pulis' successor could encourage Crouch to remain with the Potters.

"I've never really had a lot of contact with Mark Hughes, but I'm really looking forward to it," he added. "Mark was an awesome player and I remember watching him at Chelsea. I'm really looking forward to working with him."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.