The Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has said that the QPR manager Harry Redknapp should not be wasting his time chasing players like Michael Dawson and Scott Parker, who have been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane in the January transfer window.
Scott Parker has not been a first-team regular for Tottenham this season, as he has been on the injury table for most of the season. Meanwhile, Michael Dawson has been unable to get back into the first-team due to the impressive partnership that has been struck between William Gallas and Caulker. Dawson came extremely close to leaving Tottenham in the summer only to reject a move from QPR.
However, it is thought that the defender will probably now consider moving to the West London club due to the presence of the former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp under whom he was a regular at White Hart Lane. Scott Parker was also brought to the club by the former manager Redknapp, which has started rumours that the two players will be subject to bids from QPR in January. Villas-Boas, though, ruled out the possibility of selling both the players by saying that they still remain extremely crucial to the Tottenham plans. The 32-year-old Parker has struggled with an Achilles injury for a long time.
“Harry knows these players very well but they won’t be leaving. We need cover in defence and Scott will be a key player for us when he is fit, so we won’t be letting either of them go. He will be playing regularly. He takes us to another level. I am pleased he is back,” said the Tottenham manager, who has been able to oversee an impressive run of results in recent weeks. Tottenham’s four match consecutive winning run came to an end in the 0-0 draw at Stoke.