West Ham are to blame for unsettling Scott Parker, says Harry Redknapp

30 July 2010 09:27
West Ham's co-chairman David Sullivan claimed earlier this week that he was "very angry" with Redknapp and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy for unsettling Parker by making a transfer offer for him.

But Redknapp believes his club have done nothing wrong, suggesting that West Ham making the deal public would have done more to damage the player's peace of mind.

 Related ArticlesGrant tells Spurs to stay away from ParkerWest Ham angry at Spurs' Parker bidPaper View: Puyol: Cesc belongs at BarcaFabregas: I'm still a GunnerFearless Hughes ready for FulhamTottenham Hotspur 1 Villarreal 4"Who made it public that we've made an offer?" Redknapp said. "You can make an offer for a player if you want to. Someone can make an offer for anybody.

Redknapp added: "As far as I'm concerned Tottenham have acted totally within the rules. Any club is perfectly entitled to make an inquiry about a player from another club.

"This club has behaved correctly. We approached West Ham through the proper channels."

Spurs, who qualified for the Champions League by finish last season in fourth place, are also targeting Manchester City forward Craig Bellamy, but Redknapp conceded that there have be no developments as far as deals for the striker and Parker are concerned.

"I like Craig Bellamy but don't know whether they would sell him or what the situation is," he said.

"But I don't know where the chairman's at with Bellamy, if anywhere. And Scott Parker, I haven't spoken to him today, the chairman, so I don't know.

"Maybe that's completely dead. If West Ham are saying now they don't want to sell him, then that's that."

Source: Telegraph