Andre Villas-Boas’ revamping of the Tottenham squad has continued after Scott Parker was allowed to join Fulham on a three-year deal.
The 32-year-old former Charlton Athletic, Newcastle United, West Ham United and Chelsea midfielder has moved to Craven Cottage for an undisclosed transfer fee.
Parker has won 18 caps for England and featured in more than 300 Premier League matches. He captained his country in a friendly international against Holland and started every group match at Euro 2012.
In his final season at West Ham he was named the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year.
However, injuries restricted him to a bit-part player at White Hart Lane last season and he failed to make a first-team appearance until December, four months into the campaign.
Parker featured in 50 Premier League matches for the club but failed to find the net in any of them, having moved to Spurs from West Ham United two years ago for £5million.
He is expected to make his debut for Martin Jol’s side in this weekend’s game against Arsenal for which there plenty of fans will more than likely take advantage of an in-play bet offer.
Villas-Boas has allowed 12 players, including the likes of William Gallas, Steven Caulker, Clint Dempsey and Tom Huddlestone, to leave the club on a permanent basis already this summer, while Gareth Bale continues to be linked with a switch to Real Madrid.
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A further seven players have been loaned out, including James Livermore to Hull City, while Paulinho, Nacer Chadli, Roberto Soldado and Etienne Capoue have all been signed for big fees.
Parker said of his move: “I’m delighted to be joining Fulham and I’m looking forward to meeting my new team-mates at training.”