According to the Mirror, Scotty Parker is wanted after all. There were rumours that Scotty might be heading for Villa but somebody got the wrong end of the stick - it was a villa, not the Villa! Turkish Champions Fenerbahce have bid for the Vorderman of the Premiership, but Scotty has refused to countenance the move. Yes he wants to leave West Ham but he only wants to go where he wants to go. Turkey may be OK for a holiday but Capello probably watches even fewer Turkish games than he watches games in England not featuring Man Utd or Chelsea, so Parker isn't interested.
According to the report, Scotty is being pretty picky about where he will run around in circles next. He wants to stay in London but will only countenance either Arsenal or Spurs. His boots are too big for Fulham or QPR it seems, and he understands that, although the Player of the Year, he doesn't stand a Kovac in the Premiership's chance of getting in the Chelsea team. Strange that!
So, given Arsenal aren't interested, it seems as if Parker is holding a gun to the club's head, saying "Sell me to Spurs, the club my Dad supported and the club managed by the Dad of my best mate Jamie." Never mind that Scotty is "Mr West Ham" and a "West Ham legend", it seems the guy is hell bent on joining a club hated by 95% of all die hard fans. It's a bloody good job Millwall are not pushing for a top four place in the Prem isn't it?
I know this is yet another Scotty article but he is the news at the moment. I'm sure all Greek Cypriots who support West Ham will be delighted about Scotty's refusal to move to Fenerbahce, but for all the other West Ham fans, it is a case of "Anybody other than Spurs please Scotty". But for Parker, there is only one option left and, when Spurs are allowed a free run, we know what will happen to the fee don't we? Back in May, the figure being bandied around was £12million. It quickly slipped to ten. Now we are "holding out" for eight. We will be lucky to get six. In fact, I predict a final fee of £4million with Levy and 'Arry 'appy on the basis of £2million per season as a write down value for the 31 year old midfield cog.
And if we do sell for £4million, how stupid will the decision look to retain him last August? His final fee will just cover the wages we paid him to lead us to rock bottom of the Premiership!