Harry Redknapp keen for Peter Crouch to stay at Spurs

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp insists he wants to keep striker Peter Crouch at White Hart Lane.

Redknapp is hoping to sign a new striker, but the 30-year-old Crouch remains part of his plans.

When asked whether Crouch would leave Tottenham this summer, Redknapp told the BBC: "I doubt it - Crouchy is a good player. I like him.

"We are looking to bring a striker in but he is not one of those that we are looking to sell if we can help it."

Tottenham's strikers Crouch, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Jermain Defoe all had inconsistent campaigns during the past season, scoring a combined total of 32 goals.

Peter Crouch
Crouch has reportedly attracted interest from Sunderland

Fellow forward Robbie Keane, who struck just once in Spurs colours in the 2010-11 season, went out on loan to West Ham in search of more first-team football.

Crouch scored 11 goals for Spurs last season, a total only surpassed by Pavlyuchenko.

Sunderland have been linked with Crouch, with Black Cats manager Steve Bruce having tried to sign the England international from Portsmouth before Spurs won the race for the towering striker's signature two years ago.

Redknapp said: "He is a great lad and I love him as a fella. He is not one I'm looking to shift."

Crouch has scored 24 goals for Spurs in 92 appearances since joining from Porsmouth in 2009.

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