Thursday, 19 May 2011

QPR can't afford Adel Taarabt for Joe Cole swap with Liverpool - Warnock

QPR boss Neil Warnock has rubbished claims he is eyeing up a swap deal involving star man Adel Taarabt in a bid to snare Liverpool's Joe Cole - saying he can't afford Cole's reported £90,000-a-week wages. 

Adel Taarabt of QPR

The former Crystal Palace boss is seemingly assured of his future, after revealing he merely laughs at speculation suggesting he is on the verge of getting the sack as manager. 
But his next priority is keeping hold of top goalscorer and Championship player of the year Taarabt in the face of reported interest from Lazio, Newcastle and Liverpool. 
Warnock, though, has rubbished the claims of a link to Cole - suggesting QPR's likely summer transfer targets won't be as high profile as the England winger.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Joe Cole ‘offered to QPR’ in Liverpool swap bid for Adel Taarabt

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish’s bid to make QPR star Adel Taarabt his first signing since taking over as permanent boss has been stepped up a notch with the news that he is prepared to offer marquee signing Joe Cole in part-exchange.
Joe Cole may be on his way to Loftus RoadJoe Cole may be on his way to Loftus Road
Adel Taarabt may be Anfield-bound Adel Taarabt may be Anfield-bound
Taarabt lit up the Championship this season as he led Rangers to the title and a Premier League return, immediately sparking interest from a number of top clubs including Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea - as well as Liverpool.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Arsenal striker Chamakh: QPR ace Taarabt will be Premier League star

Arsenal strikerMarouane Chamakh is backingQPR ace Adel Taarabt to light up the Premier League next season.
Chamakh reveals that he believes his fellow Moroccan, Taarabt, will be a huge star for Premier League-bound Championship top dogsQueens Park Rangers next season.
“He’s a really good mate. We see each other every day!” said Chamakh.
“He’s also an incredibly talented player for his age. Queens Park Rangers was a wise choice, because it gave him both playing time and serenity.
"He’s their captain and faces up to the task. If he carries on like he is, he can become a star.”

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Exclusive - Curle: Taarabt has enough quality for Premier League success

Keith Curle has claimed Adel Taarabt has enough quality to succeed in the Premier League.
The QPR midfielder has set the Championship alight in a season which has seen the west London club return to the top-flight.
Taarabt was Rangers’ top scorer with 19 goals and 16 assists and Curle believes the Moroccan can continue his good form in the Premier League.
Without a shadow of a doubt he’s got Premier League abilityKeith Curle
Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show, he said: “Without a shadow of a doubt he’s got Premier League ability.
“We have to instil that work ethic that team ethic into that game and that we make sure that the system suits Adel’s style of play as well.
“In certain games Adel is going to be able to open the door and sometimes it’s difficult with a player of his ability to leave him out.
“We’ve found this season he’s played a lot and scored 19 and made 16 goals.”

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Real Madrid ready surprise move for Liverpool target Adel Taarabt

Adel Taarabt is the transfer target of Liverpool, Real Madrid, and Manchester United

The Rangers ace has become one of the hottest properties in Europe after almost single-handedly guiding the west Londoners to promotion with 19 goals and a string of dazzling displays. 
Taarabt was linked with a move to United before he joined QPR from Tottenham last summer, but it seemed Liverpool had moved to the front of the queue for the Moroccan schemer. 
Damien Comolli, now at Anfield, was the man responsible for bringing Taarabt to England in 2007, and with the Reds desperately seeking a creative spark for next season, Liverpool's director of football was rumoured to be gearing up to pounce once again.
But Real’s reported interest could change everything, with the forward allegedly telling his team-mates that he's on Jose Mourinho's radar. 

I'll prove Spurs were wrong to let me go so cheaply, vows QPR talisman Taarabt

It took the bright lights of Times Square for Adel Taarabt to realise he had to leave Tottenham last summer. And now he wants to show Harry Redknapp and Co exactly what they are missing when he plays against his old club next season. 
Taarabt moved across London to QPR after finally losing patience with his lack of first-team action at White Hart Lane. And it has proved an inspired decision by the Morocco midfielder after a string of sensational displays helped Rangers end their 15-year exile from the top flight. His performances have earned rave reviews and helped him win Championship player of the year. 

FA would be wrong to punish the QPR players, says Taarabt

QPR's captain Taarabt says his team have 'done the job' on the pitch and deserve to take their place in the Premier League
As a Football Association disciplinary panel begins its deliberations on the Alejandro Faurlin case, Adel Taarabt, the Queen's Park Rangers captain, is insisting that it would be wrong for the players to suffer as a result of any punishment.
Rangers, who secured promotion to the Premier League on Saturday, face seven charges relating to alleged breaches of rules on third-party ownership of players when they signed Faurlin. A verdict, which could include a points deduction, is expected on Friday.
"We have done the job on the pitch so we deserve to be where we are – we didn't cheat or do anything wrong," Taarabt said yesterday. "Every game we play 11 against 11 and we win games on the pitch. We don't do anything else."