Parker commits to West Ham
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.
"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."