First Emile Heskey now Newcastle Jets are eyeing another ex-England and Liverpool striker for the Hyundai A-League next season.
Reports in The Sunday Telegraph over the weekend revealed the Jets are targeting bean-pole Stoke City forward Peter Crouch as a marquee signing for next season.
The story suggested Jets owner Nathan Tinkler is using Heskey, who spent two seasons in the Hunter, as a go-between to try and lure Crouch Down Under.
“I’ve spoken to Crouch’s management and we’re trying to talk him into coming out to Australia with his family for a playing stint at the Jets,” Tinkler told The Sunday Telegraph.
“The FFA and Fox want to see some big names out here playing in the A-League and he certainly fits the bill. I’ve spoken to Emile and he’s keen to help if he can. We’ll see what happens.”
Crouch, who has scored 22 goals for England and has played in the EPL for 15 years.