Spurs seal Parker move

Midfielder leaves Upton Park for White Hart Lane

By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo.   Last Updated: 31/08/11 4:31pm

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Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of long-term target Scott Parker from West Ham United.

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Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has been tracking Parker all summer and he has now landed his man after a protracted chase for the England international.

The 30-year-old was not included in the West Ham squad for last weekend's win at Nottingham Forest as the deal drew ever closer.

Parker handed in a transfer request at Upton Park on Tuesday in a bid to force through the move to White Hart Lane and both clubs have now finalised the switch.

Midfield dynamo Parker has been linked with a transfer ever since the Hammers suffered relegation last season and Premier League new boys Queens Park Rangers saw a £4million bid turned down for the player earlier this month, while the likes of Stoke and Aston Villa have also been credited with an interest in the former Chelsea man.

However, Parker was always thought to be holding out for a move to Tottenham as he preferred to stay in London.

A Tottenham statement read: "We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with West Ham United for the permanent transfer of Scott Parker."

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