Scott Parker is reportedly being touted for sale by Spurs supremo Andre Villas-Boas as he looks to overhaul the squad this summer.
So where could the England international end up next season?
Here are five potential options….
Something of an out there option but one that is certainly possible. Claudio Ranieri plucked Parker as a fresh-faced 23-year-old from the grips of Charlton Athletic for £10 million in 2004. It was at the time supposed to be the start of an exciting period of Parker’s career but he only got to work under the Italian for six months before Jose Mourinho arrived and barely used him in the 2004-05 season.
Ranieri might just love the opportunity to work with him again and they can certainly afford his wages.
This would certainly fulfil any wish of Parker’s to remain down south next season. He would also be likely to walk into the starting XI under Martin Jol.
The main worry would be over affording his wages but if The Cottagers managed to accommodate Dimitar Berbatov last summer I am sure they can find room for Parker.
Despite their relegation to The Championship the idea of remaining in London and playing under Harry Redknapp again could appeal to Parker.
The only issue would be any lingering England ambitions.
Sunderland have been linked with his signature recently, and despite local reports suggesting that will not happen it has not stopped the rumours persisting.
Parker is exactly the sort of professional player Paolo Di Canio would love to use as an example to his unruly squad.
However; Parker did not particulary enjoy his last stint in the North-East so convincing him to return could prove difficult.
This is an obvious looking deal; a potential return to where he demonstrated his best footballing years and won the Football Writers Player of the Year Award.
However their manager Sam Allardyce once let him go in order to bring in Joey Barton as his replacement so that may prove a stumbling block.
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