West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has warned Tottenham not too take their time over the potential signing of Scott Parker.
Parker has been linked with a move away from Upton Park following the Hammers relegation last season and the FWA Player of the Year was reportedly set to lead a mass exodus of the clubs stars’.
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is a big admirer of the 30-year-old and it is reported that the North London outfit lodged a bid for the player back in January.
Allardyce however believes that if Spurs leave it until the last minute to bid for the England International that they will be left disappointed.
“It is a worry that Spurs might wait until the last minute because it would be the wrong time to do it,” Allardyce said.
“If they want to come and do it then, I will be telling the chairmen it is the most expensive time and not the cheapest.
“So if Harry is listening, or anyone at Tottenham, watch out, don’t be waiting that long because you won’t be able to do it.”
West Ham fully expect Parker to move before the close of the tranfer window next month but Allardyce was quick to insist that the club have received no bids for the player.
“There are no bids for Scott at the moment so we continue to improve him as if he is going to start the season in our team, until such time as somebody bids the right money that would be acceptable to the club,” Allardyce added.
“It’s like that for every player at ever club. There is speculation and that will continue right through to the 31st of August unfortunately, but that is the way it is.
“We need to deal with it, it is very, very difficult indeed, but there is not a lot we can do about it.”
Tottenham aren’t the only club to have been linked with a move for the West Ham captain with Arsenal, Liverpool and former club Chelsea reportedly interested in the player.