Tottenham agree deal with QPR for Parker

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Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has revealed the club have agreed a deal with Tottenham for midfielder Scott Parker.

Redknapp originally signed Parker for Tottenham in 2011 in a £5m deal with West Ham. He now looks set to buy him for a second time.

He told BBC Sport: "We agreed terms with Tottenham, so it is up to Scott now what he does and to make his mind up whether he wants to come or not.

"There was an agreement with us and Tottenham but he can go where he wants. We have made a good offer to Scott."

Although a deal with Spurs has been agreed, it remains to be seen if the 32-year-old, who won 18 caps for England, is willing to drop down to the Championship.

The former Charlton player played 30 times for Tottenham last season but, after the additions of Paulinho and Etienne Capoue, he faces the prospect of being shoved down the pecking order.

Redknapp believes it is a tough decision for Parker to make, but one he will not regret.

"I wouldn't say it was easy, but we feel we are a club that are looking to get back up if we can this year," Redknapp added.

"If you talk to Paul Merson, he'd say some of the best years of his career were at Portsmouth when he joined me for a season and won the league there.

"Sometimes you can have more enjoyment playing for a team who are looking to go somewhere than at a team who are maybe hanging on in the Premier League with no real chance of winning anything or getting in the top six and maybe being in a battle all year to stay in the division.

"We feel this is a club that wants to progress again, so we'd love him to be a part of that."

It has also been reported that the QPR boss will target Parker's team mate Jermain Defoe.

Redknapp has signed Defoe twice already in his career and is keen to make it a third. However, Tottenham are thought to be less willing to part with the striker as they are Parker.

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