Peter Crouch has admitted he considered moving to QPR in the recent January transfer window. 

The striker indicated that he was tempted to link up with former boss Harry Redknapp again at the London club. Crouch, however opted to stay at Stoke City and suggests he is very happy playing for the club. 

The Englishman told Sky Sports: "Everyone knows that I have got a good relationship with him [Harry Redknapp]. I think he is a fantastic manager and QPR are a club that are very close to my heart.

"That is where I grew up really and where my family are, but it didn't materialise and I am very happy to be at Stoke."

Crouch also hopes for an England recall in the near future. The 32-year-old expressed his pride in representing The Three Lions. He believes playing for his country is the ultimate goal and will continue to offer his services to manager Roy Hodgson. 

"I was part of the England squad for five years and I don't think I missed a squad.

"If I wasn't going to the Euros I didn't think there was much point in me going to the friendly. It wasn't a case of making myself unavailable, it was just a suggestion. 

"Of course, playing for my country is the best thing I have ever done and it will remain to be so."

For now, Crouch must focus on club matters with Stoke as they are hoping for a top ten finish in this season's Premier League. 

City take on Fulham this weekend, looking to improve on their poor form away from the Britannia and Crouch will be itching to add to his five Premier League goals this season. 


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