Parker signs new deal at West Ham

13 February 2009 04:29
"The manager Gianfranco Zola showed a real desire to keep me. He sees me as a massive part of the squad and that meant a lot to me, especially when there were things being written everywhere. So I am delighted to sign."Parker follows England strikers Dean Ashton and Carlton Cole in committing himself to the club long-term, while youngsters Jack Collison and Freddie Sears have done likewise.Zola said: "This is great news. Scott is an excellent player and it is good to have him at our service for more years."We have a long-term view, and we need time to set up our project and give it a chance to grow."The club are sticking to this policy and it is brilliant. It means we are really serious about everything that we have said."

Source: BBC_Sport