Tottenham midfielder on QPR radar

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QPR are readying a bid for Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker, according to the Guardian.

Parker is set to leave Spurs with the imminent arrival of Paulinho from Corinthians. The English midfielder joined Spurs from West Ham for around £5m and has since made 62 appearances for the London club.

QPR manager Harry Redknapp brought Parker to Spurs and wants to bring the 32-year-old to the west London club. Redknapp believes Parker's never-say-die attitude and leadership qualities could help bring his team back up. 

Parker fell down the pecking order at Spurs last season as current manager Andre Villas Boas preferred Sandro to partner Mousa Dembele in midfield.

The 32-year-old is not in Andre Villas-Boas' plans for next season and could be sold for as little as £2m.

The holding midfielder is a strong tackler who brakes up the play of the opposition. Parker is a very unselfish player and a fighter. Most importantly he is not afraid to put his body on the line for the good of his team.

QPR face a fight to land Parker with Sunderland and Fulham said to be interested. It is believed that Parker wants to remain in London. This would give QPR an advantage over Sunderland, but not Fulham. QPR are hoping that Redknapp's relationship with Parker could sway him to the club, despite his reluctance to drop down a division.

When making his decision, Parker will take into consideration which club will offer him regular first-team football at the highest level. Parker needs to break back into the England team for the next World Cup. Roy Hodgson has dropped Parker after his below-par season at Spurs. 

Parker has many options but wherever he goes he will be a success. Parker has previous Premier League experience at the likes of Chelsea and West Ham which will stand him in good stead.


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