Upton Park star knows he will have to leave to keep England place.
West Ham United midfielder Scott Parker will tell new manager Sam Allardyce he wants to leave Upton Park this summer in order to keep his England place.
The 30-year-old will speak to ‘Big Sam’ when the pair return from holiday but Parker’s departure seemed inevitable after the club was relegated from the Premier League.
The Footballer of the Year has been attracting interest from a string of top clubs with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool leading the chase.
Parker’s preferred choice would be to stay in London and play Champions League football but a £10million valuation may put off Arsenal who would be reluctant to pay that money for a player of his age.
Parker insists he is in no hurry to sort out his future and is looking forward to a rest. He has also given Allardyce his full backing to return West Ham back to the Premier League.
“That where everyone wants to play, in the Premier League, and I’m no different,” Parker said. “I’m sure he’ll (Allardyce) give me a call and we’ll go through things.
“As soon as that game ended, I think my main focus was having a rest and just shutting the body down, really.
“It’s been a long, hard season for the majority of the players in there. So, looking forward to getting away with the family and just chilling out a little bit.”
“I think his (Allardyce) credentials speak for themselves,” Parker added. “It’s obviously a big signing for the club and a very good one.
“I’m sure the manager will do very, very well.”