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Fulham are eyeing up a move for yet another Queens Park Rangers midfielder, but this time permanently according to the Fulham Chronicle.
The Premier League club have set Argentinian international Alejandro Faurlin as their latest target, the same week they signed Moroccan midfielder Adel Taarabt from the Championship outlet. Although Fulham failed to impress last year, and do not have any European football to offer, they can offer the incentive of playing football in London – meaning Alejandro does not need to move from his current home.
Although Fulham’s interest may be short lived after QPR’s owner Tony Fernandes [who is always keen to express his opinion via twitter, like Joey Barton] tweeted : “To clear any doubt. Ale Faurlin I hope gets back to the form. He’s my favourite hoop. A model professional. Hope he gets to prove himself.”
But Tony’s view of Faurlin obviously is not the same as current R’s boss Harry Redknapp who sent the Argentine out on loan last campaign to Italian side Palermo, after bringing in players of a higher calibre. Redknapp has signed Karl Henry and kept Joey Barton, creating further doubt about the 26 year-old’s future.
The only glimmer of hope for Faurlin is the fact his team mate Adel Taarabt has gone on loan across London to Fulham, and even though the Argentine could link up with him across the city, it appears he will be the first choice attacking minded midfielder.
“Ali could team up with Adel and both could play with their eyes closed, they know each other’s games that well,” a source told the Chronicle.