Tottenham Hotspur have been an unexpected boost in their mooted pursuit of West Ham United, star Scott Parker.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce claims that the England national team have told Parker that he stands a greater chance of retaining his place in the team and squad if he is playing top flight football.
Allardyce naturally begs to differ, and believes that Parker would benefit from staying at Upton Park.
“Scott has expressed an opinion that he wants to get back into the Premier League and play Premier League football. That’s come from someone in the England camp telling him that’s where he needs to be. I don’t see the logic behind that.
“Just because a player drops down a division, it doesn’t mean he’s turned into a bad player overnight and isn’t good enough for England.
“It could actually benefit England if Scott is playing at a club which is winning more games than when he was playing for West Ham at the bottom of the Premier League.
“The England team shouldn’t be picked on whichever players are in the Premier League when you’ve got a Premier League player playing in the Championship.”