At various stages of the summer, Harry Redknapp played down any interest in Scott Parker declaring that the club may not be prepared to pay a significant sum for a player who would leave them with little or no resale value.

That smokescreen may or may not have put off other potential suitors for Scott’s signature but Harry has revealed today that there was very little competition to land the West Ham man on the last day of the transfer window.

“When you think about it, he was sitting there all summer,” Redknapp said to Spurs TV Online.

“He could have been nicked by anybody. I don’t know how somebody else didn’t sign him.

“I don’t know how no one else signed him. It took three or four months to get him but we got him in the end and we are delighted to have him.”

Since joining Spurs, Parker has cemented his place in the England side and been at the heart of Tottenham’s revival. It’s not clear why other clubs weren’t clamouring to sign him in the summer but their loss has surely been Tottenham’s gain.

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