At the end of last season, we looked at potential transfer targets for Spurs in all areas of the pitch and in midfield, we largely came up with just two names – Charlie Adam and Scott Parker.
While Adam has since stayed in the North West and completed his move to Liverpool, it now looks like Harry Redknapp has finally put an end to the thoughts of any fans that retained lingering hopes of a move for Parker.
It seems that whereas in the past, it was all about a player’s ability and what he could do for you in the years he was at the club, it’s all about wages and resale value today and the commodity that is Scott Parker doesn’t fit in with Spurs’ plans,
“If you take into account the fee of around £8 million, signing-on fees and wages, you’re talking about a £30 million deal,” Redknapp said. “There is no way the club would sanction a deal for a 30-year-old who would have no resale value at the end of his contract.”
That could possibly leave the door open for a loan deal but the reality seems to be that the pursuit of Parker is at an end.