Redknapp cools Parker bid talk

Spurs have long been linked with a move for combative midfielder

Parker who has been a shining light for the Hammers this season,

despite their perilous Premier League position. O’Hara, meanwhile,

has been absent with a back injury this term and is now struggling

to get a look in at White Hart Lane. The 24-year-old linked up with

West Ham boss Avram Grant at Portsmouth during the last campaign

and could make the switch to Upton Park in January. On Parker,

Redknapp told the Sunday Mirror: “We haven’t made any move for him.

Midfield is the only area where I don’t have many options, we are

really short there. “I like Parker, but he belongs to West Ham. He

will be 31 next birthday and they will want £15million.

“Daniel (Levy, chairman) wouldn’t buy players of that age, on big

wages with no sell-on.” Redknapp did concede, however, that O’Hara

needs to get games under his belt. “O’Hara needs to play. He would

be better off playing somewhere that not playing,” he added. “He

would do a good job for someone in the Prem.”