Fulham sign Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker

Fulham have signed Scott Parker from Tottenham on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The England midfielder’s move to Fulham, the fifth London club he has played for, is sure to have come as a surprise to QPR boss Harry Redknapp who had hoped to bring him to Loftus Road.

“I’m delighted to be joining Fulham and I’m looking forward to meeting my new team-mates at training tomorrow morning,” the 32-year-old said.

“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.”

Parker began his career at Charlton before moving to Chelsea, Newcastle, West Ham, Spurs and, now, Fulham. He has 18 England caps and was named as the Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year in 2011.

“I’m delighted that Scott has joined us,” Cottagers manager Martin Jol said.

“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.”