Parker Makes Move Across London
By Tom Dowsett
Wednesday 31 Aug 2011 16:53:00
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The news that West Ham United fans were all fearing was finally confirmed just after 2PM this afternoon.

Yes, the longest transfer in West Ham's recent history is now over. Scott Parker has completed his move to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Despite David Sullivan saying when he took over at Upton Park that he would not sell Parker for any price since that day a number of Premier league clubs have been linked with his service.

Now Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has finally got his man and the fee is believed to be around £6 million.

Parker had officially handed in a transfer request on Tuesday night and it was reluctantly accepted by the West Ham co-owners before he could complete the move.

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The midfielder, during his days in East London was called up by England boss Fabio Capello and has since remained a fixture of the national team setup.

With this happening, when the Hammers' relegation was confirmed speculation started over the big stars future including Parker.

At the start of the summer matters really began to heat up with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Aston Villa and of course Tottenham all interested but then interest in the midfielder strangely cooled. It wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that matters started to be brought up again. This time, however, it was Tottenham who were ready to launch an £8million bid. This never came to fruition though, and the speculation started again. Last Friday the news came that Parker entered talks with the North London outfit and since then Hammers fans probably knew that this transfer was about to happen.

Parker is currently on England duty ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Wales that take place this coming Friday and Tuesday nights and then he is free to get going at White Hart Lane and meet the management and his new teammates ahead of what is sure to be a great last career move with Tottenham.

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