Fulham Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of England international Scott Parker from Tottenham Hotspur on a three-year deal, for an undisclosed fee which will see the player at the Club until at least the summer of 2016.
The 32-year-old midfielder joined Tottenham in 2011 from West Ham United having spent four seasons at Upton Park where he made more than 120 appearances for the Hammers. In his final season at West Ham, he was voted Football Writers’ Association (FWA) Footballer of the Year.
Born in Lambeth, Parker started his senior career at Charlton Athletic in 1997 after spending seven years at the club’s academy. He lifted the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2004/05 and Fulham becomes his fifth London home in a senior career spanning 16 years; the only period away from the capital was two seasons at Newcastle United and a brief loan spell at Norwich City.
Parker has made more than 300 appearances in the Premier League and has 18 international caps, while he captained the England team in early 2012.
At last summer’s UEFA European Championship, he started in every group match helping England to top spot ahead of France, Ukraine and Sweden.
Speaking from Fulham’s Motspur Park Training Ground this evening, Scott Parker said: “I’m delighted to be joining Fulham and I’m looking forward to meeting my new teammates at training tomorrow morning. 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.”
Martin Jol added: “I’m delighted that Scott has joined us. 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.”