News today on the transfer front, that Newcastle are thinking of making a bid for QPR’s top midfielder Adel Taarabt.
Adel Taarabt – hard to get this player from QPR
Apparently manager Alan Pardew was said to be keen to bring Taarabt to St James’ Park in January, but there was no way the QPR manager, Neil Warnock, would let the player leave, while the side was top of the Championship.
And QPR are now 9 points clear of Norwich City in the Championship, and it looks like they will get promoted in May, and it may be just as difficult to persuade QPR to part with Adel this summer.
The 21 year-old Moroccan International (8 caps, 3 goals) has been in great form for the London side this season, and the former Tottenham player has the class that Newcastle are on the lookout for this summer.
Adel started his career at French club Lens before moving to Tottenham in 2007, at the tender age of 17, and played 16 times for Spurs before joining QPR on loan in 2009.
Taarabt, who stand just under 6′ tall, signed on permanently for QPR last August for around £1M, and has so far played 88 times with 23 goals for the London club.
If QPR are promoted, which seems very likely, it will be very difficult for Newcastle to get QPR to sell their prize asset, before their first season back in the Premier League for many years.
Neil Warnock is just not that daft.
What do you think?