Tottenham need to sell Scott Parker this summer

There is a big summer in the transfer window ahead for Tottenham, with an emphasis on bringing in players of quality to strengthen the squad sufficiently to challenge for a top four Premier League place once more. However, Andre Villas-Boas must also look to sell a number of players that are not in his plans. One of the bigger names that needs to leave White Hart Lane is Scott Parker.

Although Spurs are keen to sign a new striker (or two) in the transfer window, it would be clever business to look for a strong central midfielder this summer also. The odds for Spurs to get into the top four next term with would be shortened if the north Londoners had a dominant player to complement the guile of Mousa Dembele and directness of Sandro.

Parker has been a driving force in the Spurs side since signing from West Ham, and is a respected England international. Having the veteran on the sidelines for the start of the campaign was a blow for Spurs, however the player that returned from injury was not the same force. Parker seems to have lost confidence on the ball, and his constant delaying of passes and pirouetting slows down Tottenham’s attacking play.

Parker is still a player that can be effective in the Premier League, but he is not a player that will get you into the top four. Spurs would be better suited to sell Parker, reducing a major wage earner from the squad, and reinforcing with a younger more technically able player to play in the centre of the park.

Parker’s leadership and determination on the pitch would certainly be missed, but with the likes of Michael Dawson, Jan Vertonghen and Gareth Bale in the set-up, there are other leaders.

Parker has been a good player for the club and has played his part in the side’s progression since he joined. However, despite being a fans’ favourite, he has now outstayed his tenure at White Hart Lane and must be replaced with a more technically able footballer.

2 Comments on "Tottenham need to sell Scott Parker this summer"

  1. But Parker is our best midfielder if Sandro gets another injury… god help us if we put in Huddleston… overweight, he cant tackle and cant run… i could do him over 50m and im neary 60 yeards old

  2. Scotty is taking a lot of flak but fans should remember that he was at his best when he had modric alongside him. Last season scotty was pushed further forward and mostly had dembele behind him.Be honest…..was dembele as consistently good as we were hoping for? I would rate him as being an average 7/10 over the season and this reflected on scott parker too as he had fewer options when looking to release the ball. I would prefer to see sandro back in there as well as carroll or holtby given a chance in CM. But lets not write scott parker off…….at least he TRIES to get tackles in …….Huddlestone please note.

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