West Ham fans miss Scott Parker’s midfield drive

Scott Parker represented West Ham United on 129 occasions between 2007 and 2011 before making the move to Tottenham Hotspur.

And the fact that the midfielder is still a popular figure with the majority of the West Ham fans despite that move says a lot about the type of performances he put in during his time at Upton Park.

Parker, who joined Chelsea from Charlton Athletic in 2004 before joining Newcastle United, scored 10 Premier League goals during his time with the Hammers.

Parker could not prevent West Ham from being relegated at the end of the 2010-11 season, but he was named the FWA Footballer of the Year for his performances throughout the campaign.

It was not a surprise when he returned to the Premier League, and West Ham were able to gain a transfer fee of £5.5m from Tottenham for the midfielder.

Despite his connections to Spurs, the West Ham fans still have a lot of time for Parker, who represented England on 18 occasions between 2003 and 2013.

A selection of the Twitter reaction from the West Ham fans in relation to Parker, who retired from professional football in June 2017, can be seen below: