Tottenham have signed Scott Parker from West Ham for £5m. The England player has been on Tottenham’s radar since the start of the summer and it seemed clear at the end of last week that Spurs were going all out to seal this transfer before the end of the window.
Parker will be 31 in October and having just broken through into the England set up, he was determined to force a transfer back to the Premier League, because in case you’d forgotten, West Ham are a Championship side now.
There was a suggestion that David Bentley may be moving the other way, possibly on loan, but that is yet to be confirmed. The deal could open up the sale of Wilson Palacios to Stoke City.
Tottenham’s Harry Redknapp said: “He’s a good player. I think he’s what we need. He’s a good lad, great attitude.
“Footballer of the year last year and he’ll be a good addition for this team – no doubt about that.
“He’s a good character, a fantastic person, a proper family man, a real good pro. He’ll be great around the place for us.”
So are you pleased with the deal for Parker? £5m seems a fair price for a player of his age and ability.