Surely no way Scott Parker will leave Tottenham Hotspur for QPR

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Why we don't see Scott Parker leaving Tottenham for QPR this summer.

Feel free to bookmark this page and point it back to me in a few months time, but I simply cannot see Scott Parker signing for QPR this summer.

Reports today have suggested the midfielder is being targeted by Harry Redknapp to lead their rebuild, and it would certainly be an ambitious move.

As far as Tottenham letting him go, assuming they will is certainly jumping the gun.

Yes, Parker is an unspectacular player and when the Sandro is fit will always be second fiddle to the Brazilian, but as Spurs have found out this season and those previous, you simply cannot rely on a first XI.

Football is a squad game and as Rafa Benitez is showing by rotating his team to keep them battling on all fronts at present for Chelsea, you need a big squad to do so.

If Spurs do miss out this year, it will be because they do not have a strong enough squad once again and this has seen them falter.

Funnily enough in central midfield they are well enough stocked, it is other areas which have let them down namely up front, but it therefore makes no sense to weaken their midfield.

Despite saying all this, it is conceivable Parker could be moved on this summer, with Lewis Holtby potentially moving into a preferred deeper role, and potential new additions incoming - Just don't expect it to be to QPR.

Now we are sure Parker would happily play under his former manager Harry Redknapp with great success and as always no fuss - but the level of competition is not where he will want to be.

Parker retains his ambition of playing for England at World Cup 2014 in Brazil, and this does not marry up with a move to the Championship with QPR.

He played for the Three Lions at Euro 2012, and while he may not be in Roy Hodgson's ideal midfield trio for 2014 right now, one or two injuries- including to the regularly injured duo of Steven Gerrard and Jack Wilshere, would see Parker into the starting line-up.

He has a good chance of being included in the squad if he has a good Premier League season next year, whether that be at Spurs, or another Premier League club - even a controversial return to West Ham.

QPR desperately need a player like Parker to hold them together, but considering the Englishman's ambitions, it would be a surprise if he joined them.

Feel free to point this article back out to me if he does and I'll admit I was wrong, but I simply don't see it.

What do you think the future holds for Parker? Surely he will stay in the Premier League?

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