Burnley signs veteran striker Crouch

The former England global Peter Crouch is set to return to the Premier League and team up with All Whites striker Chris Wood at Burnley.

No player has scored more headed goals in the division than the six foot seven striker who has also played 42 games for England, scoring a goal every other game.

"The Clarets have added more England pedigree to their ranks with the capture of striker Peter Crouch", Burnley confirmed in a statement published on the club's official website.

Crouch has made just two starts for Stoke this season, although he has come on from the bench 21 times in the Championship.

The towering frontman was sold to Southampton for a one-season stay in 2004/05, where his 12 Premier League goals couldn't keep the Saints in the top flight but earned him a first England call-up at the end of the campaign. I'm absolutely buzzing. I know Phil Bardsley, Joe Hart and Jon Walters and they only had good things to say about Burnley.

"Beni is a bright, energetic midfielder who was playing in the Premier League for Everton last season - he is a strong addition to our group", Wigan manager Paul Cook told the club's website.

Vokes twice helped the Clarets to promotion to the Premier League after signing from Wolves in the summer of 2012, but is looking forward to his new challenge at the bet365 Stadium, agreeing a three-year-deal, for a fee believed to be £10m.

"My game has probably changed a little bit".

Wales global Vokes has scored three goals in 20 Premier League outings this term, 10 of which have been starts.

Sam Vokes admits it was time to leave Turf Moor after nearly seven years of success.

At global level, Crouch won his first England caps in 2005 and the following year scored 11 goals in 12 England appearances.

"I was scoring goals regularly in a side that was challenging in the Champions League and we had real chances to be crowned as European champions in the 2007 final against AC Milan".

  • Stacy Allen