Loftus Road ‘star’ has lofty ambitions.
QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt claims he is in talks with AC Milan over a possible move to the San Siro.
The Moroccan star says his agent is in talks with Milan chief executive Adriano Galliani and that Milan could tempt him to turn down any potential advances from a top Premier League club or Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Taarabt played a key role for struggling QPR in their first Premier League win of the season against Fulham earlier this month when he scored both goals, and his performances have lead to speculation that he could leave the struggling club.
Taarabt told Gazzetta dello Sport: ‘I would only refuse offers from the big English clubs if Milan made me an offer.
‘My agent is in talks with Galliani, but it depends on what happens with Robinho and [reported AC Milan target Javier] Pastore.
‘Milan aren’t going through a glorious period now, and they’re no longer a part of the top clubs.
‘However, if I joined Milan then it would open up the doors for me to great clubs like Real Madrid and Barca.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Adel Taarabt may well be a very deluded individual.
There is no denying that when he is at his very best the Moroccan international can indeed be a nightmare for even the best defence but far too often he over embellishes and flatters to deceive.
If these quotes are to be believed that it’s a fair bet that AC Milan won’t be all that impressed with comments about the Italian side no longer being a big fish. Neither will they take kindly to the idea of being used as a ‘stepping stone’ to La Liga giants Barcelona or Real Madrid.
It would be best for all concerned if someone at Loftus Road issued something of a wake-up call to the 23 year old and informed him that he should look to keep QPR up in the top flight and then worry about any potential move to one of Europe’s ‘Elite’.
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