Loftus Road forward says he’s being tracked by Catalan giants.
Adel Taarabt has pledged his future to QPR – despite interest from Barcelona and Russian moneybags Anzhi Makhachkala.
Taarabt, who played under Redknapp at Spurs, has previously caught the eyes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal.
He put in an inspired display to give QPR their first win in 17 Premier League games this season on Saturday, and has now claimed that two of the biggest clubs in Europe now want to sign him next month.
“I have been told that the president of Anzhi and people from Barcelona have asked about me,” said the 23-year-old.
“But I have just signed a four-year contract with QPR, and the chairman Tony Fernandes has told me that he will not sell me.
“I don’t know what would happen if someone offered £20million for me. But I love the club and the fans, and they love me too.”
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
This is not the first time that Adel Taarabt has claimed that Barcelona are tracking him so it’s best not to take the Moroccan too seriously…
Whilst there is no denying Taarabt’s ability, it’s highly unlikely that Catalan giants Barcelona are considering a move for the Tottenham man, who remains the definition of a “luxury player”.
The 23-year-old has been in excellent form since Harry Redknapp’s arrival at Loftus Road and is the type of Paulo Di Canio-esq player who could single-handedly inspire QPR to safety. But all too often the tricky attacker can vanish when the going gets tough and the 23-year-old has the type of temperament that can be a struggle for some manager’s to cope with.
Barcelona already have a host of mercurial talents such as Alexis Sanchez, David Villa, Cristian Tello and Pedro battling for a support role alongside Lionel Messi, so Taarabt would frankly not be worth the hassle for the La Liga giants.
Taarabt struggled at Spurs when faced with competition from world-class teammates including Gareth Bale and Luka Modric and is arguably better suited to being the big fish in a small pond.
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