Peter Crouch has insisted that he is 'happy' at Stoke and has squashed rumours of him leaving the club after being linked with a move during the January transfer window.

The 32-year-old former Liverpool striker has distanced himself from any rumours of him leaving the club by suggesting that he is happy playing for The Potters. 

Crouch, who joined Stoke City in 2011 after not performing as good as he could of at Spurs, has told the media that he will be staying.

Crouch has been at Stoke for two years having joined Tottenham Hotspur for £10million.

"I am happy here," Crouch declared. "I have had a few moves in my career and had lots of different clubs, so there's always been speculation pretty much every year.

"As long as I know the manager is happy and I am happy, I don't think there is anything to be done.

"But you never say never. I haven't been seeking a move or thought about one.

"But if the manager thought it best and something came up that's best for the club, that's up to them.

"I can only speak for myself and I am more than happy at the club and the family is settled here as well."

The player also claimed that he will be working hard during training ahead of this season with new manager Mark Hughes. 

Crouch also found time to praise former manager Tony Pulis. 

"He's certainly got some different ideas from the last manager, who did great at the club," added Crouch.

"Previously we have been running in the first week of pre-season without even seeing the ball, so it's nice to get straight into the football.

"But it hasn't been easy because the training is still geared to getting your fitness up."


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