Stoke City boss Tony Pulis hopeful over Peter Crouch

Peter Crouch (left) challenges Joleon Lescott
Crouch began the season with Tottenham but failed to get on the scoresheet

Stoke boss Tony Pulis is convinced Peter Crouch will quickly settle into life with the Potters.

The club's record signing moved from Spurs on Transfer Deadline Day in a deal that could be worth up to £12m.

His wife, the presenter and model Abby Clancy, is reportedly unhappy leaving London but Pulis said: "Peter is a fantastic kid, very down to earth.

"I spoke to Peter and he is looking for property up here, and I think his wife was up looking with him."

Crouch, who was born in Macclesfield, had two spells with both Tottenham and Portsmouth and has also played for QPR, Aston Villa, Southampton and Liverpool.

The 30-year-old has recently lost his place in the England squad but Pulis said: "We are absolutely delighted to have him - and we'll have him as a footballer."

Regarding Crouch's celebrity lifestyle, he added: "Peter is a great lad and I think you're pigeon-holing someone just because their picture is in the paper.

"As long as he comes along, trains well, works hard and then does it on a Saturday, we will be absolutely delighted."