Deal complete for midfield veteran to make QPR move.
Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed his Loftus Road side have agreed a deal with Tottenham to sign Scott Parker according to the BBC.
The 32-year-old held talks with the club earlier today after manager Harry Redknapp revealed that Spurs had accepted an offer for Parker, who will now be unveilled as a QPR player shortly.
The England international, who has had a long career in the Premier League with the likes of Charlton, Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham, spent two seasons at White Hart Lane after initially being signed by Redknapp during his time in charge there.
However, his stay with the north London outfit looks to have come to an end as he has become surplus to requirements under new boss Andre Villas-Boas.
The Portuguese coach has moved to bring in midfielders Paulinho and Etienne Capoue this summer, leaving little space for Parker to feature regularly in the starting lineup. Another squad player Tom Huddlestone was also allowed to leave for Hull City yesterday.
This has persuaded Parker to make the step down to the Championship to gain more playing time, and Redknapp believes his signing can help propel the club back to the top flight this season.
“I wouldn’t say it was easy, but we feel we are a club that are looking to get back up if we can this year,” the 66-year-old said.
“Sometimes you can have more enjoyment playing for a team who are looking to go somewhere than at a team who are maybe hanging on in the Premier League with no real chance of winning anything or getting in the top six and maybe being in a battle all year to stay in the division.
“We feel this is a club that wants to progress again, so we’d love him to be a part of that.”
The signing will come as a real boost for Redknapp, who has had to face a series of high-profile departures for much of the summer so far, with the likes of Adel Taarabt, Loic Remy, Esteban Granero and Park Ji-Sung all leaving the club on loan.