Moroccan to make short trip across West London.
Queens Park Rangers winger Adel Taarabt is close to securing a move back to the Premier League by joining Fulham on a season-long loan deal according to the Daily Mail.
The 24-year-old Moroccan international will now complete his short term move to Craven Cottage to reunite with his former Tottenham boss Martin Jol, subject to passing a medical with the club.
Taarabt was originally brought to England as a talented 17-year-old teenager from Lens by Jol and then Spurs sporting director Damien Comolli back in June 2007.
He left White Hart Lane in 2010 for West London rivals QPR after two previous successful loan spells at Loftus Road and has now made over 150 appearances for the R’s.
However current Hoops manager Harry Redknapp failed to give the attacker a shirt number for the new season after he was reportedly sent home from the club’s pre-season training camp in Devon after arriving late for a training session.
Taarabt was not part of the QPR squad that successfully dispatched Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 in their opening Championship encounter on Saturday and he is now set for an instant Premier League with the Cottagers after becoming increasingly unsettled at Loftus Road.
He had played 31 times in the Premier League last term, netting five times, as the R’s suffered relegation back to the second tier of English football.
Jol views the dynamic playmaker as someone who can add creativity to his Fulham side who start the new season with a tough trip to Sunderland on August 17.