Fulham Confirm Signing of QPR Midfielder Adel Taarabt On Season-Long Loan Deal

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Moroccan star is once again reunited with Cottagers boss. 

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Fulham have confirmed the capture of Queens Park Rangers midfield player Adel Taarabt on a season-long loan, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The Championship club are currently in the process of trying to offload as many big-earning stars as possible from their wage bill now that they will no longer be playing in the Premier League next season.

And the highly rated Morocco international is one such player, with Cottagers manager Martin Jol taking the 24-year-old on loan for the entire 2013/14 campaign after having coached Taarabt during their time together at Tottenham Hotspur.

Taarabt spent three seasons at White Hart Lane between 2006 and 2009 after arriving in north London from Ligue 1 outfit Lens in January 2007, initially on loan, although the playmaker made just 16 appearances in total for Spurs in all competitions during that time, scoring no goals for the club.

However, the Moroccan fared much better when he then made the move across the capital to west London, registering an impressive 34 goals and 44 assists in just 152 matches overall for QPR in his five years at Loftus Road.

And Taarabt  has not ruled out returning to his parent club at the end of next season, saying: “This was a difficult decision for me, but at this stage of my career I feel I need to be playing at the top level.

“I hope the fans understand my decision and I really hope to return to Loftus Road one day.

“I wish QPR well for the season and hope they achieve promotion back to where I believe the club belongs.”


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