Sunderland manager David Moyes will look to Stoke City, and more importantly Peter Crouch in January according to various sources as the Scotsman is reportedly keen on a possible reunion for the ex-Porstmouth and Spurs strike partnership.

Crouch, 35, has seemingly lost his starting position with The Potters, having only played 129 minutes this campaign with Mark Hughes placing faith in the club’s top earner, Wilfried Bony, and it’s expected that will be keen to leave in January to seek out regular first-team football before his best years are up.

The former England international has made it abundantly clear that he’s unhappy at the fact he’s not playing consistently, and has took constant swipes at Mark Hughes on Twitter in recent weeks and months.

With just six months left on his deal at Stoke City when the transfer window opens, Hughes may feel that the idea of Stoke getting some revenue in for the tall striker is too hard to turn down.

Crouch will be a welcome face in Wearside for his former partner in attack, Jermain Defoe. Defoe netted his 150th goal yesterday, and will be keen to reignite a partnership that saw the duo net 24 goals in their time at Fratton Park, and 37 in their first season at White Hart Lane.

Sunderland picked up their second win of the season yesterday against Hull City, and Moyes is confident that Sunderland can meet both Crouch’s wage demands, and Stoke’s asking price in order to beat the drop this season.



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