Tottenham Transfer News: Scott Parker Completes Move to Spurs

Andrew JordanSenior Writer IAugust 31, 2011

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 05:  Scott Parker of West Ham United is seen during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Stoke City at the Boleyn Ground on March 5, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
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After much speculation over this summer, Scott Parker will remain in the Premier League this season with his completed transfer from West Ham to Tottenham.

Last year's Football Writers' Association Player of the Year winner, Parker sent in an official handwritten request to leave Upton Park less than 24 hours before joining Spurs.

The main reason why Parker decided to leave the Hammers was in order to maintain his spot in the England starting lineup for Euro 2012 qualification. Parker was only able to solidify a spot in Fabio Capello's starting XI in the last several qualifying matches.

Parker currently is away with England's squad for Euro 2012 qualifying matches against Bulgaria and Wales.

Speaking of the Parker transfer, manager Harry Redknapp said: "He's a good player. I think he's what we need. He's a good lad, great attitude."

Spurs are also going to look to rid themselves of both Peter Crouch and David Bentley by the end of the transfer window, while trying to up their bid to acquire Bolton defender Gary Cahill.

It also looks like that Luka Modric will not leave Tottenham during this transfer window.

Meanwhile for West Ham, they have replaced Parker with Senegalese midfielder Papa Bouba Diop, who was most recently playing for AEK Athens.

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