QPR looks to bring in Parker

Queen’s Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is expected to try and persuade England international Scott Parker to drop down into the Championship, the Guardian is reporting, with the R’s expected to offer Tottenham Hotspur £2m for his services.

The experienced Parker, along with fellow midfielder Tom Huddlestone, is expected to leave White Hart Lane this summer as Spurs look to add Brazil star Paulinho to their midfield, with Mousa Dembele and Sandro also commanding are starting place. Parker made 29 appearances for Andre Villas-Boas’ side last season, after missing the first half with injury, without scoring.

Redknapp, who signed Parker as Spurs manager back in August 2011, hopes that the 32-year-old, who has previously played for Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, Newcastle United and West Ham United, will be willing to come down into the Championship, as QPR look to make an immediate return to the Premier League having been relegated last season.

Parker may still harbour hopes of playing at the 2014 World Cup, and a move to QPR is likely to hinder his chances, regardless of performance. Another possible factor in the deal is the wage cut that Parker would have to accept, with the midfielder currently receiving £60,000 per week at Spurs.

Fulham also appear interested, so it seems that for Parker to make the move to Loftus Road, Redknapp and QPR will have to use all their powers of persuasion.

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