Villa Line Up Ambitious £10m Swoop to Steal Parker

May 27, 2011 by
Filed under: Transfer News 

The Sun have claimed that Villa are lining up an ambitious £10m swoop for West Ham talisman Scott Parker, with Liverpool and Tottenham both thought to be keen in the England international.After the Hammers were relegated this season it seems all but a certainty that the 30-year-old will leave the Londoners having been in top form this term, winning the Football Writers’ Player of the Year award. Villa may well be in the market for another centre midfielder having signed Jean Makoun in January with Nigel Reo-Coker believed to be on his way out of the club on a free transfer.

If this deal came to fruition it would be a massive step forward for the club in my opinion. Parker is a player who week-in, week-out plays with his heart on his sleeve and can perform in a defensive and advanced role. Despite his advancing years I think a £10m punt is a good shout, though I would probably draw the line their.

Parker was undoubtedly the stand out player at Upton Park last season and has been since he joined the club in all honesty. In 30 league starts last season the midfielder netted 5 times and set up 2, with a pass success rate of 83%. He was by far the sides top tackler, averaging 3.8 a game, and also picked up a team high in interceptions (2.6 per game) as well as chipping in with an average of 3 accurate long balls per game and 1.25 key passes.

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Comments

7 Comments on Villa Line Up Ambitious £10m Swoop to Steal Parker

  1. tom on Fri, 27th May 2011 13:20
  2. yea come and pay 10mil for a 31yr old!!!!!??????lets face it he only has 2 more seasons in him playing the way he does…..so yea great business

  3. Steve on Fri, 27th May 2011 13:22
  4. No chance. He has always gone where he gets paid the most money – hence why he doesn’t come to the club he supports, Tottenham. If Accrington Stanley paid the most he’d be off like a shot. What’s more, at 30 there is very little left in the tank so no more than £6m (you can get Jamie O’Hara, who is a good player for £4m and he is 23).

  5. jonnyhammer on Fri, 27th May 2011 13:27
  6. If you can get super Scott for £10m for god’s sake get him. He really is a class act. We will all be sorry to see him go but wish him well, as we couldn’t have asked more of him while he wore the Claret and Blue.

  7. VillaDieHard on Fri, 27th May 2011 13:59
  8. We will always be mid table.

    You can not polish a tu r d.

  9. Martin O'neil on Fri, 27th May 2011 14:03
  10. Buy him!!

    We aill still be mid table!!

    You can not polish a tur d!.

    Up the Irons

  11. TJ on Fri, 27th May 2011 14:05
  12. Would be an unbelievable signing. I’ve been saying it for years. Problem is that now, he is likely to be chased by Spurs and others. We should fight our hardest to get him in.

  13. Dr Gonzo on Sat, 28th May 2011 11:32
  14. Parker or Hitzlesperger?

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