Sunday, 5 June 2011

Redknapp Closes In On West Ham Midfielder Scott Parker

Harry Redknapp looks set to sign West Ham midfielder Scott Parker but will not complete a deal until Daniel Levy sees the North London side offload some of the club’s expansive squad before he will allow the addition of any new faces to the White Hart Lane squad.Wilson Palacios had a poor season last term during which time the Honduras international looked a shadow of the player who had helped Tottenham break into the top four and a move to Napoli, who have qualified for Champions League football next term, would be a good one for the defensive midfielder.Redknapp will also be looking to find buyers for winger David Bentley, cultured playmaker Niko Kranjcar, striker Robbie Keane and midfielder Jamie O’Hara as the Tottenham boss prepares to make way for a few new faces this summer.More importantly the Spurs manager will fight tooth and nail to keep the club’s much sought after talent and will not entertain offers of any size for the likes of Gareth Bale, Rafael Van der Vaart, Luka Modric or Sandro but knows in order to balance the books he must sell a significant number of squad players if he then wants to improve problems areas at the club.
Having brought in Aston Villa keeper Brad Friedel to replace error prone Brazilian Heurelho Gomes, Redknapp will also be looking to bring in new striker options and will hope to beat off prospective suitors to sign West Ham’s Scott Parker to help add more steel to his midfield.

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