West Ham United midfielder Scott Parker will decide on whether to move to Arsenal or Tottenham Hotspur when he returns from leave next week with the 30 year old torn between a shot at the Champions League of Europa League.
Arsenal are already in the competition for next season although they will need to negotiate a qualifying round over two legs, possibly against Dynamo Kiev or Udinese amongst others, to qualify for the main group stages. Should Arsenal fail over the two legs then the Emirates side will be entered into the Europa League.
Tottenham Hotspur are guaranteed Europa League football without the need for any further qualification headaches and are looking to add more quality whilst keeping hold of their main stars despite interest in Luka Modric popping up in many newspapers over the last few days.
For Parker it represents a chance to play against the giants in European football should he choose to join Arsenal, although he is now 30 years old Wenger believes a bit of experience and cover in that area – and with Denilson moving on – is vital for a successful campaign next season and it is believed a 12 month offer with the option of a further one year extension is on the table.
Tottenham represents a different challenge should Parker feel Spurs is his best option. The White Hart Lane side showed last year that they do have plenty of quality, especially in midfield and Parker would certainly be fighting for a place in the central midfield alongside Huddlestone and Sandro.
Whether Parker is ready to accept some squad rotation as he did at Chelsea remains to be seen however sources also claim that Neil Warnock’s QPR are keen on him and will be in a position to offer the international much more first team football.