Old Trafford boss interested in want-away Loftus Road youngster.
Sir Alex Ferguson is said to be readying a move for QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt after it became clear that the Moroccan international may be looking to leave the recently promoted Loftus Road club. The former Tottenham youngster helped his West London side to the Premier League last term and was named the Championship Player of the Year after netting 19 goals and providing 16 assists during the campaign.
Ferguson is looking to bring in new youthful additions this summer and having already snapped up Blackburn Rovers defender Phil Jones is now looking to sign others who can form part of a re-building process that has been sparked by the recent retirements of Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Edwin van der Sar.
Last summer the Old Trafford boss brought in Javier Hernandez and Chris Smalling, two signings that have already shown their worth, and Ferguson will also look to give more first team playing time to academy graduates Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck who spent last season on loan to Wigan and Sunderland respectively.
Ferguson is known to be an admirer of 22 year old Taarabt and the former Lens youth team player has alerted many prospective suitors with his recent comments about his future at QPR by stating ‘I helped QPR win promotion but they will not offer me a better contract, They say I am already on big wages.’
Though he is contracted to the West London club until the summer of 2013, Taarabt is thought to have a £10m release clause and is keen to leave if he doesn’t get an improved deal and would surely be tempted by a move to the Premier League champions.
QPR boss Neil Warnock has already conceded that he may struggle to keep the talented midfielder who has enjoyed something of a rocky relationship with Adel Taarabt since his arrival at the club after a successful loan spell, on a permanent basis from Tottenham in August 2010.