Liverpool have finally backed down over their asking price of Ã‚Â£15 million for striker Peter Crouch according to The Sun newspaper. The move may see the England international complete his well publicised deal to Portsmouth later this week.
Pompey reportedly had a Ã‚Â£7 million bid for the striker turned down previously and may have to offer around Ã‚Â£10 million to land the target man.
The striker has already had a spell at Fratton Park back in 2001 but, was then sold only a season later to Aston Villa -who are also reportedly interested-Ã‚Â for Ã‚Â£5 million after an impressive season for Portsmouth.
After Crouch’s initial price tag scared potential buyers off, Crouch was said to be unhappy at the clubs valuation of him and made it well known that he was ready to leave in order to gain first-team football.
Crouch, 27, is the tallest man to ever play for both Liverpool and England at 6 ft 7, and would prove a valuable target man for any club. His height and style of play would be seen especially beneficial to Portsmouth as a partner for pacey striker Jermain Defoe.
[Source: The Sun]
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