It’s been a good week for Fulham fans. Last week they signed former England striker Darren Bent, beat Sunderland 1-0 and then topped that off by signing England midfielder Scott Parker from Tottenham Hotspur on a three-year deal.
“I’m delighted to be joining Fulham and I’m looking forward to meeting my new team-mates at training tomorrow morning,” Parker told Fulham’s official website. “Fulham is an established Premier League club and I look forward to trying to help the team progress even further over the next three years.”
Two years ago Parker won the Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year and was a star for England at EURO 2012. Unfortunately for Parker and Spurs, he played during the EUROs with an injured Achilles, an injury he never really recovered from last season.
“I’m delighted that Scott has joined us,” manager Martin Jol said. “He’s a midfielder who works tirelessly for his team and is a fantastic player both on and off the ball.
“It is wonderful to see a player of his stature playing for Fulham Football Club as he has shown his qualities in the Premier League and for the England team for many years. I’m happy that he’s here and joins us for training ahead of our first home match of the season.”
If Parker can find the form he had two years ago, this could be one of the signings of the summer by Fulham.