Parker commits to West Ham
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West Ham United captain Scott Parker has signed a new four-year contract with the Premier League club.

Parker had been linked with a move to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who had a bid for the midfielder rejected during the transfer window, but he has now ended speculation over his future.

The 29-year-old's deal, which has the option of a further 12-month extension, allows him to focus on lifting West Ham away from the relegation zone after Avram Grant's side lost their first three matches of the season.

Everyone knows I enjoy playing my football here. I really wanted to stay here, give it a shot and see what can happen.
Scott Parker, West Ham United captain

"I am just absolutely delighted to have signed the contract," Parker told the club's official website. "Everyone knows I enjoy playing my football here. I really wanted to stay here, give it a shot and see what can happen.

"With the transfer window there is all this big hype. There are obviously times when it is stressful but from the outset I always knew this was where I was going to be."