Parker Puts Pen to Paper

Last updated : 06 June 2007 By Plymouth_hammer

Parker leaves Newcastle for Upton Park on a 5-year deal to once again join up with Alan Curbishley whom he has worked with from a young age.

Curbs is delighted to have signed Parker, commenting to the Official site, "
I'm delighted Scott has agreed to sign for us.

"Our relationship goes back some time to when he first joined Charlton as a schoolboy.

"He's coming to the Club knowing full well that we're trying to push forward and he wants to be part of that. Firstly he wants to improve our team; then he wants to improve his chances of forcing his way back into the England scene.

"He has been captain of Newcastle over the last couple of seasons and he is exactly the type of player that I wanted to bring to the Club. He's very experienced but still young and I'm sure he's going to be a big asset to West Ham."