Moroccan playmaker is Seedorf’s second January signing.
Queens Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt has arrived in Italy as he looks set to complete a loan move to AC Milan to form part of Clarence Seedorf’s new look Rossoneri side.
Milan have confirmed that the 24-year-old has landed at Linate airport and will now undergo the requisite medical tests ahead of making the move official, according to the club’s official website.
Taarabt, who is currently on loan at Fulham, caused controversy last year after initial speculation linked him with a move to the Italian giants, with reports suggesting that he considered the Rossoneri a mere stepping stone to bigger things.
However, his arrival has been met with more frustration considering the number of options that Seedorf currently has in the attacking midfield area.
Having already signed Keisuke Honda this month, Taarabt will likely also face competition from Kaka, Robinho, Valter Birsa, Stephan El Shaarawy and Riccardo Saponara for three starting places in Seedorf’s 4-2-3-1 system.
Nevertheless, it appears as though the Dutchman has seen something in the Moroccan that he feels can add to his squad, and the former Tottenham youngster follows Michael Essien from England who arrived at Milan earlier this week.
Reports from Italy had initially suggested that Cristian Zaccardo would form part of the deal with the Premier League outfit, as reported by Sky Sports, although it is understood that the Italian defender has turned down the move after preferring a switch to Parma.
It is reported that Taarabt will arrive on an initial loan deal until the end of the season, with talks over a permanent move being put on hold until the summer.
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