Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Liverpool and Tottenham to bid £18million for Parker
I will believe it when I see it! According to the Metro, West Ham could be tempted by a bid of £18million or above for Parker. Tempted? If I was Sullivan, I would drive Parker to Anfield or White Hart Lane, in a specially spray painted pink Rolls Royce, if either Liverpool or Tottenham were crazy enough to bid anywhere in that region for the nearly England man.
The sooner the Mascherano deal goes through, the better. I expected the Milner sale to ignite the transfer market, but O'Neill's resignation seems to suggest that Randy wants to bank a sizeable proportion of that. Redknapp wants Parker but does he really NEED him THAT much? I doubt it. The only way Tottenham will trade at that level will be on the basis of part exchange / player swaps. I mooted an exchange with Keane. How about Keane and O'Hara?
Liverpool, meanwhile, need Parker because of the Home Grown rule. Thanks to Benitez, they are light on Brits in the squad and so Parker would kill two birds with one stone. But would Woy miscalculate so badly as to pay £18million for an injury prone 30 year old who isn't even good enough for England? I doubt it personally.
It will all come out in the wash over the next three weeks. My money is still on Parker going but not for anything like the reported figure, given Parker's wage demands will make both Boards choke on their jasmine tea. I still reckon £12m will land Parker and I expect one of Liverpool or Tottenham to offer a deal that Gold cannot refuse.
Posted by Hammersfan at 16:24