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Potters splash for Crouch

Big spending Stoke add more firepower

Stoke have spent a club record £10m to bring in England striker Peter Crouch from Tottenham.

Crouch has signed a four-year deal with the Potters after struggling for first-team opportunities at Spurs of late, and the 6ft 7in forward completed a busy day for Tony Pulis' team on transfer deadline day, with Wilson Palacios and Cameron Jerome also signing from Spurs and Birmingham respectively.

The Crouch deal could even rise to £12million dependent on the fulfilment of various clauses, and he insisted Stoke defender Jonathan Woodgate - a team-mate of his at Spurs last season - was key to convincing him to move north.