Parker to pledge his future to West Ham - after transfer window shuts
Published 23:00 26/08/10 By John Cross
Scott Parker will sign a new five year contract at West Ham – if he’s still at Upton Park when the transfer window shuts.
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has had an £8m offer turned down and is still desperate to strengthen his midfield. Parker, 29, has stalled on signing the new £75,000-a-week deal for several weeks as he fears West Ham will struggle this season and wants to see whether a last ditch move will happen.
But time is running out on Parker and he is now more likely to stay and help West Ham’s fight for survival after being offered a great deal which will see him up until he is 34. Parker now admits it is going to be a struggle this season, especially as West Ham must travel to Manchester United this weekend.
Parker said: “We’ve not got off to the best of starts, with two losses, and I don’t there’s any hiding the fact that it’s going to be a difficult season. That’s the way it is.
“But it’s a difficult season because of how good the league is. Every game’s a battle and every game’s going to be hard. Obviously Chelsea and Man United coming up, it’s not an easy task, but we’ll give it a good go.
“I think Man United’s one of those places you’ll got to go and you’ll want to play. We’re under no illusions - it is going to be difficult.
“We’ve got to go there, we’ve got be organised, we’ve got to take our chance when it comes and if we do that we might have a chance.”