Newcastle Again Linked With QPR Playmaker Taarabt


It’s not the first time this season that Newcastle have been linked with a move for QPR attacking midfielder Adel Taarabt.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder moved from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer,  and has been outstanding for the QPR side in the Championship so far this season.

QPR bought the Moroccan for around £600K in the summer, but the news in the Mail is that Newcastle may put in an offer for the player to the London club in the January transfer window.

Neil Warnock has done a terrific job since last summer in making QPR real promotion favorites from the Championship this season, and would not want to lose the 5’11” powerhouse,  who has played 8 times for Morocco.

The player started his career at Lens before moving to Spurs in 2007, and he went on loan to QPR in 2009 before signing on permanently at the London club last summer.

He played 16 times for Spurs and has so far played 74 times for QPR with 19 goals.

We think this player would be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle.

Comments welcome.



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12 comments so far

  • nuttyward

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #1

    this signing would be FANtastic for us

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  • jarra geordie

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #2

    cant see warnock letting his ace go…not like QPR are short of a few quid either

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  • sparetheman

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t see the logic in QPR letting him go cheaply since he’s the driving force of their team and it could jeopardise their promotion push, in which they stand to gain substantially more than any sum of money we can offer them. I think the 1.5 mil sum that’s been mentioned before won’t be enough to convince them to part ways.

    I’d rather we focused on signing Bentley anyway. He’d be brilliant to have in the team alongside Carroll

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  • Sinner

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #4

    A Big NO NO for him!
    This guy is a mixture of routledge and Jonas.(All
    in their bad ways).
    He runs with ball,but almost everytime he makes a pass he fails.
    Take a look at this,it tells the whole story(his passing):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MtJQ24P5ws&feature=related

    Can someone tell me wtf he is trying to do at 0:24-0:33?
    Also,notice that in that whole video,he is a winger and yet didnt even cross /throw the ball at the strikers.

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  • NOVA2967

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #5

    Well we have to gamble a bit if we want to build a great team and he would be a gamble with great potential.

    Although what about Vuckic and I have also wanted to see Arfa play in Nolans central role. So i dont think we need him and QPR have plenty of money so I doubt they will sell.

    But if they will then why not.

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  • HaZ-NUFC

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #6

    where does he play? behind a striker or right wing?

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  • cg

    Jan 3, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #7

    He is young and a lot happens in a year or two, just look at Andy!
    Havent got any recent videos on him in QPR?

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  • dawid182

    Jan 3, 2011 at 11:34 AM

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  • nufclewizc

    Jan 3, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #9
  • mattyNUFC

    Jan 3, 2011 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Sinner! What are you talking about! That was his debut, over two years ago!

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  • tjshawsey

    Jan 3, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #11

    think this ones true. Like I said the other day, we have sent our scouts to a number of QPR games and this has continued even after Pardew became manager, and I can’t see any other players we might want from them.

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  • UpdaToon

    Jan 3, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #12

    We definitely need a new winger but I’d rather see this guy come in from PSG

    http://www.cleansheetsallround.co.uk/2011/01/ligue-1-news-newcastle-prioritise-7m-winger

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