Parker set for Hammers exit

05 June 2011 11:30

Scott Parker has confirmed he will tell Sam Allardyce he needs to quit West Ham for the sake of his England career when the pair return from holiday.

Parker will hold talks with the new Hammers boss to discuss his future, which he admitted must lie in the Barclays Premier League if he is to keep his international place.

"Oh yeah, for sure," the midfielder said after last night's 2-2 draw with Switzerland. "That where everyone wants to play, in the Premier League, and I'm no different. I'm sure he'll give me a call and we'll go through things."

Parker's departure from West Ham appeared a foregone conclusion the moment they were relegated.

There will be so shortage of suitors for the Footballer of the Year, with Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal all linked with him.

But Parker insisted he had yet to give any though to where he might end up.

"As soon as that game ended, I think my main focus was having a rest and just shutting the body down, really," he said.

"It's been a long, hard season for the majority of the players in there.

"So, looking forward to getting away with the family and just chilling out a little bit."

Source: PA