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.

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  1. ”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”.

    Who is we,’cos it sure as hell wasn’t the majority of Spurs fans around the country !.

    Both players mentioned are decent players,but both would cost a lot of money for players who’ve just been relegated (funnily enough you tend to find the better players don’t get relegated).

    There are numerous players around the world who’d be cheaper and do a better job in the short and long term than those two players.

  2. I think the truth of the matter is that West Ham simply want more than we’re willing to pay. we want to pay 4m and they want around 7m. funny really that Levy over values all of our fringe players yet he can see that this one doesnt represent good value. Parker doesnt want to move on loan so thats not gonna happen. Adam and Parker are both good players, relegation is irrelevant. plenty of good players come from the championship, dawson, phil jag, T.cahil, etc. maybe Harry has just woke one morning and realised we have too many bloody centre mids! Strikers please!!!!!!!

  3. rich g
    so parker is overated is he and ohara is so wonderful. get reaL. SPURS ARE NOT BUYING ANYONE BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW IF HARRY WILL BE ON THE OUTSIDE OR BENDING OVER NERVOUSLY WHILSH HE PICKS THE SOAP UP IN THE SHOWER WEHILST DOING TIME. SO OHARA DID SUCH A GREAT JOB FOR PORTSMOUTH

  4. Parker is a top player now an England player. He would do a good job for any of the top 4 or 5 . How much is partimers shevchnko or crouch costing what sort of job are they doing. Same old thing year after year tottenham targets go Chelsea or arsenal we sell our best player modric as the window closestottenhams just a mid table team no ambition

  5. Perhaps Harry should have done his figures before getting son, Jamie to “tap up” Parker for the last two seasons….

  6. Spurs say that Parker is to expensive and has no resale value etc. This is probably true and a fair point. But it seems just a little hypocritical that they wanted to sell us Robbie Keane for 6 million when it is obvious that his main assett which was his pace has gone, and he couldn’t hit a barn door. Peter Crouch who I think is a much maligned player and somebody who I do think is very underated is a similar age to Parker but Spurs think 6 million is a fair price. Now I appreciate Spurs fans wouldn’t be paying much attention to West Ham or Parker and therefore will not really appreciate what a brilliant season he had for us. It is a fact that it is harder to play well constantly in a poor side as Frank Lampard proved. When he was with us in a young and struggling team I used to wonder if he was actually on the pitch. Yes Modric is an extremely gifted player and I agree Spurs should be looking for about £33-£36 million for him, however if you expect to be paid a fair price you should offer a fair price

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