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Parker joins Fulham from Tottenham

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Scott Parker has now signed for his fifth club in London © PA Photos
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Fulham have signed Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker on a free transfer, with the 32-year-old penning a three-year deal at Craven Cottage.

Parker spent two years at Spurs after arriving from West Ham in 2011 and played for England at last summer's European Championship.

The former Chelsea and Newcastle player fell out of favour at White Hart Lane last season as Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas generally opted for younger alternatives, but is now hoping to find more first-team opportunities at Fulham, the fifth London club of his career.

"I'm delighted to be joining Fulham and I'm looking forward to meeting my new team-mates at training tomorrow morning," Parker told the club's official website on Monday.

"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."

Cottagers boss Martin Jol was delighted to have raided his former club for an established top-flight performer, saying: "I'm delighted that Scott has joined us. 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."

Parker won the prestigious Football Writers' Association Player of the Year award in 2011 while at West Ham and has made 18 appearances for the England national team.

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