Peter Crouch is being viewed by Swansea City as the perfect signing that can overcome their injury crisis up front.
The club have just begun the new campaign with a 1-0 win over newly promoted Burnley. However, manager Francesco Guidolin is concerned about the lack of threat up front due to the latest developments in the summer.BafetimbiGomis has scored some key goals for Swansea since coming to the club two years ago, but he is widely linked with a return to French football with Marseille showing a lot of interest. If the 31-year-old does leave, it would be a catastrophe just a week into the new campaign.
Guidolin is concerned about the lack of firepower up front. At the same time, he does not have a huge transfer budget, which leaves the manager looking at some bargain signings. Peter Crouch could be one of them. Starved of first-team opportunities at Stoke City, the former England international could leave the Britannia stadium is the offer is right. Stoke will also have no issues in parting company with the former Tottenham striker since he has only one year left on his contract. Crouch will cost only in the region of £ 9 million, while other options like Leicester striker Leonardo Ulloa could be significantly more expensive.
“Yes, I am happy because the group is very good. The team also, and the club is getting stronger. I am very happy here.I like to play every game if I can, from the start, but if I can’t start then I want to make a contribution, I want to help the team. Always I am ready to play. I work every week for that. I like to play and it is always helpful when they player feels important in the group,” saidUlloa as he discussed the lack of first-team opportunities at Leicester.