Crouch refuses to rule out possible Stoke exit

The former England international is "looking forward" to playing under new manager Mark Hughes, but admits his track record of moving clubs can not be dismissed
Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has left the door open to a summer exit from the Britannia Stadium, admitting his track record can not be dismissed.

The Potters became Crouch's ninth permanent club when he joined in 2011 following previous spells at the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool and Southampton.

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But with Mark Hughes appointed as Tony Pulis' successor, the former Manchester City manager is expected to refresh the squad ahead of the new season, and Crouch admitted he was unable to rule out a move away.

"I've got two years on my contract, but you never know," Crouch told Absolute Radio. "With my history, you just don't know."

Crouch, though, was keen to underline his excitement to play under Hughes, who becomes Stoke's first new manager in seven seasons.

"I've never really had a lot of contact with Mark Hughes, but I'm really looking forward to it," Crouch told Absolute Radio.

"Mark was an awesome player and I remember watching him at Chelsea. I'm really looking forward to working with him."