Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has signed a new contract that will keep him at the Britannia Stadium until 2018.
His contract with the Staffordshire club had been due to expire at the end of the season, and it had been expected that the former England international would leave the club during the summer.
However, after scoring against Chelsea and Watford, the 35-year-old has been handed fresh terms by Stoke’s manager Mark Hughes.
Crouch has joined the Potters back in 2011 but until New Year’s Eve, he had been without a Premier League goal in 18 months with many of his fixtures coming from the substitutes’ bench.
Very pleased and proud to sign a contract extension @stokecity ?? still got a good few things to achieve yet
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) January 9, 2017
Stoke City have struggled for goals so far this season, and that has led to Crouch being given the contract extension for his top-flight career until the end of the next campaign.