Scott Parker to swap Tottenham for QPR?
Harry Redknapp has revealed that QPR have agreed a fee with Tottenham for Scott Parker
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that the club have agreed a deal with his former club Tottenham to sign Scott Parker, the BBC reports.
The 32-year-old midfielder, who played under Redknapp at White Hart Lane, played 30 games for Tottenham last season.
"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," Redknapp told reporters. "There was an agreement with us and Tottenham but he can go where he wants. We have made a good offer to Scott."
Parker moved to Tottenham from West Ham in August 2011 for a fee of around £5m, having previously played for Chelsea and Newcastle, and has also achieved 18 caps for England. He must now decide if he is willing to demote himself into playing in the Championship.
"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 [former Arsenal striker] 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."
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