Allardyce insists Tottenham mustn’t linger on Parker

West Ham boss ‘Big’ Sam Allardyce has told Tottenham that if they wish to sign Scott Parker, they must do so soon.

Parker was always expected to leave Upton Park this summer after a myriad of standout performances for the Hammers last season, despite the club’s relegation to the Championship.

Harry Redknapp has never been quiet about his interest in the midfielder, openly voicing his interest in keeping the star in the Premier League. However, the financials of the deal are what’s proving to be an issue.

Despite the interest, Big Sam will not go for a last-minute sale, stating:”It is a worry that Spurs might wait until the last minute because it would be the wrong time to do it,”

“If they want to come and do it then, I will be telling the chairmen it is the most expensive time and not the cheapest.”

Parker was involved in plenty of January speculation also, and rumours dictated that the England international would be moving on, but the West Ham insists no bids have been tabled as of yet.

Allardyce commented: “There are no bids for Scott at the moment so we continue to improve him as if he is going to start the season in our team, until such time as somebody bids the right money that would be acceptable to the club,”

The former Bolton and Newcastle boss added: “It’s like that for every player at ever club. There is speculation and that will continue right through to the 31st of August unfortunately, but that is the way it is.”

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