Does Adel Taarabt Want Newcastle Move?


The Daily Mail is reporting today that QPR’s Adel Taarabt may want a move to Newcastle.

Taarabt – 19 goals in 44 appearances last season

It seems that contract talks between the skilful midfielder and QPR, the winners of the Championship last season, have now broken down, and the 22-year-old who has massive skills,  says he wants to leave.

The former Tottenham player is hardly an easy player to handle, and manager Neil Warnock this week said he could probably only stand his antics through  January, and Adel would probably leave at that time.

Neil was making the point that the player can be a problem in the dressing room, and is difficult to manage,

Like Kevin Nolan in the previous season,  Taarabt was voted the best player in the Championship last season, and it seems he would cost around £10M,  if Newcastle wanted to bring him to Tyneside.

The Moroccan International (10 caps 3 goals) has even said QPR could be relegated nest season, and that’s not too politically correct to say the least:

“They want me to stay four years on the same terms.”

“I don’t want to sign for four years then after one year I am going to be back in The Championship.”

“No disrespect, but if we keep the same players, it will be very difficult to stay in the Premier League when you are playing Manchester United and Chelsea.”

It turns out that in the final hours of the January transfer window, Newcastle made a £5M bid for the player, but of course it was turned down by QPR – they needed him to get promotion.

Newcastle could certainly pay the lad good wages,  and they have yet to spend any net transfer money this season, even though they have already brought in Yohan Cabaye, Demba Ba and Sylvain Marveaux to the club this summer.

Adel continued:

“I helped QPR win promotion but they will not offer me a better contract,’

“They say I am already on big wages.” “It’s a lot of money because I have not been successful yet in the Premier League,’”

“But when Rangers sell me, they have to give 40 per cent of the fee to Tottenham, my first club.”

Paris St-Germain and Juventus are also interested,  but it looks like the youngster wants to stay in England, and he even mentioned moving to Newcastle openly, as he continued:

“Why should I go to France and play some games in front of 7,000 people? I like it in England. The stadiums are full all the time.”

“I understand that QPR have changed my life. People had almost forgotten me when I joined from Tottenham. But I don’t think they are being fair to me.”

“People say Newcastle will be good for me, that the fans love players like me. It is fantastic to play in front of 50,000 supporters every week.:

“I do not need one of the very big clubs at this stage of my career.”

That last line seems to suggest he doesn’t want to move to Newcatsle, if you consider Newcastle is a big club, but that’s part of the mystique about the player – what does he actually mean?

But perhaps he’s just saying we are not a very big club – which is probably  what he means.

There’s no doubt that Taarabt is a very skilful player and would be very popular on Tyneside, but if Barton follows the Kevin Nolan lead,  and and leaves Newcastle this summer, were are worried about how the dressing room will be.

However, with Alan Pardew said to be a big admirer of the 22 year-old – it could well be Newcastle are in the lead to bring him  to Tyneside, and the club  have to spend some real money at some time this summer.

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Adel has played for QPR for the last three season and in 95 appearances he has scored 27 goals, and he signed permanently for the club last August from Spurs.

He scored 19 goals in 44 appearances for QPR last season, but I suppose I’m not entirely convinced he would be good for Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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72 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #1

    oh god please let this be true. Taraabt maybe cocky but what a talent. Barton is cocky but has a lot of baggage and is injury prone, as well as being nearly 30. As far as I know Taraabt hasn’t been in jail or beaten anyone up, keeps himself fit because he doesn’t drink and doesn’t get endless yellow and red cards. What he does do is win matches. If Barton is going, I think we will see more and more good players wanting to join us, especially French ones.

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  • FarAwayGeordie

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #2

    Wow .. King Taarabt?

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  • Drona

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #3

    no ty. he’s n’zog in his prime. thinks he’s better than what he actually is

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  • Darling27

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Too much money for me. Maybe a 5 million bid but nothing more. Plus his attitude maybe a problem. I could see the lad clashing with HBA as he’ll be in direct competition for his place.

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  • NagoyaNUFC

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #5

    enough flair! we need to strengthen our back four and another decent striker.
    keep barton for fuck sake! hes our only steel left in the team.
    others will think twice before messing with him.

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  • toonarmy09

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #6

    Use routledge as bait ,say routy and 3-4mil would do it I reckon .he very good player ,but still lots to improve on ,but think people forget he’s only 21years old !!

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  • bobby jay

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #7

    Where would he play in our team ? Can’t imagine he’d be happy rotating with others ?

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #8

    i think we should sign nzobia than taarbat cause he is nt EPL proved talent and too costly

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  • panzer attack 912

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #9

    give barton an option if he scores 5 goals and get 5 assists in 20 games offer 2 yr contract seems fair dont replace the team add to the team buy players who take others position and put them on the bench

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  • Riska

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #10

    Well, he does fit the french speaking rule. The few times i’ve seen him play he always stood out. However, considering the talent we may have next year, I doubt he will start every game. And you can just tell already that he will be peeved at that.

    Probably would be a good signing if we got him for less than 6mil, but I’d prefer the money spent elsewhere.

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  • Dannyo

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #11

    I don’t like his attitude. It’s like he’s saying our club is a springboard to get into bigger clubs.
    Do not want!

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #12

    todays roundup
    perch wants to move
    barnetta close
    sturride on loan
    sturride isnt a real target
    naylor next 48hours
    bid in for zogg
    marveaux says sum great things about newcastle n how ben arfa sed newcastle is good place, good manager, good fans and good team
    soooo no REAL bad news today

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  • woodsee

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #13

    What a player this lad is.
    Pardew said he would get players to get bums off seats,well this fella is just that sort of player.
    We might not win trophies at the toon ,but we love to be entertained.
    This guy could be are new Ginola.

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  • Kris

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #14

    @ toonarmy09

    Agree! But I would prefer Zogbia, he is something different for what we have. Taraabt is something similar to Ben Arfa and Marveaux i think! But we can give a try with Routlegde as food!

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #15

    dannysimpson12 Danny Simpson
    Heard some serious stuff on the phone last 24 hours
    50 seconds ago

    I now im reading into this… but in the last 24 hours it was rumoured villa were after him….

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #16

    if taraabt and ben arfa learn to play together .. we will have a really strong attacking threat next season ..
    ben arfa taraabt
    Ba

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  • Toonmania

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #17

    Don’t want him, he recently walked out of his national team because he was getting benched for the 1st half terrable attitude, don’t need that in the dressing room

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #18

    @Mr.T…iote

    How did u change your name?

    1. Sturridge not a target is bad news 😛
    2. Does Perch really want to leave?!?!?! Best news imo.

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  • Stuart

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #19

    Wouldn’t pay anywhere near £10m for him. Offer them £4m plus Routledge then maybe.

    Not his biggest fan to be honest, it was a bit of a d1ck move when he refused to play for his national team because he wasnt starting one game.

    Is he really going to be happy rotating in our squad next season?

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  • Widowmaker

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #20

    Don’t really enjoy listening to what he had said, but can’t deny he was telling the truth.

    Newcastle will be good for him as he will be sold once he has established himself in the PL. That’s how the board works here.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #21

    Dont need Taraabt, we have Ben Arfa who is exactly the same type of player who play’s in the same position. Let him use someone else as a stepping stone club…

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  • 89Geordie

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #22

    Really hope we dont waste money on this bloke. Not a team player at all, after watching QPR last year, all he does is play for himself. We need hard working team players.. Jog on Adel.
    Rather spend 5 on Craig Gardiner

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  • Crawfordladd17

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #23

    He is one of those players Tottenham will be kicking themselves why they sold him,just like Rangers and Charlie Adam.
    I prefer Adam,but back to Taarbt he is good but hasnt played in a top league like the Premiership Serie A Bunglesia(the German 1) La Liga or even Ligue 1.
    He is one of those players who think he will captain Barcalona

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #24

    lol .. if c.ronaldo gets linked with us .. i bet people would say .. ” i dont want him.. would affect the spirit .. he has a bad attitude”

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #25

    rather, menez over him n zoggy like but hes great n on his twitter he spoke about wanting to be in the same team as benny
    we all know marveaux wont start every game rite away so tarrabt wud be good,,, ad like to see a rotation policy like city n man utd like lol,, n a herd people talk about with hu were buying wat we gunna do if sum1 loses the ball,, tbh i think thats y we want matuidi to play next to tiote to protect the back 4

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #26

    http://www.teamtalk.com/papertalk/6996132/Paper-Talk-Gunners-line-up-Barton-move?
    Rumors on the site:
    Barton to Arsenal
    Smith wanted by allardyce at Hammers
    4million bid for Nzogbia
    Want Sturridge on Loan
    Nolan angry at Pardew

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  • Stuart

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #27

    Are you comparing Adel Taarabt who has never played at the highest level of football with Christiano Ronaldo there Cheick and Bake?

    Slight difference in quality I reckon like.

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  • IrishMagpie

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #28

    Seems to me he’s saying that Newcastle aren’t a very big club but that we’d do for now to be used as a stepping stone to a really big club.

    He’s an undoubted talent but i don’t like his attitude, think he’d sulk if he wasn’t playing and disrupt the team. Definitely not worth £10M.

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  • Chaz

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #29

    I can’t see us doing this deal unless the money and wages are right for us. £4m tops. My biggest concern atm is how long will it take for all the new blood to settle in? Core values of last 2 seasons are likely to fly out of the window…
    Some might feel that would be a good thing…

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  • mr.T...iote

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #30

    nufcmo above the comment box it says logged in as… clik on that,,, change yah name to wat you want n then sumwere on that screen it says show name as,, then pik,,,, it takes a while to comment wen you change it as it awaits moderation

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  • woodsee

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #31

    Have to disagree with alot of you.
    So what if he moves 4 yrs down the line to man u or real madrid,most players would hope for that,he has just mentioned it.
    Believe me a few cracking goals and 50 stepovers plus tricks galore and he would be our new hero.

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  • MickyD

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #32

    this is all paper talk we bid 4m for zoggy when dave whelan said it talk 9m to prize him away and anyway we have to many left wingers now
    jonas
    benarfa
    mavereux
    fergie
    lualua

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  • toonfan09

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #33

    technically 10 mill could be good for taraabat as long as its not all up front say pay 2 mill plus routelge up front then base the rest of the payment on performance

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  • Cheick and Bake

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #34

    woodsee — exactly .. i mean , nufc are trying to win something next season .. carling cup or the fa cup … so what if he joins nufc as a stepping stone… if he plays well enough .. we’ll sell him to liverpool for 30 mill .. after 4 years ofcourse..

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #35

    Cant see Barton going to Arsenal. The only reason they’re linked with him is because he said he wants to play champions league football but other than that there is no substance in that deal. I dont think Arsene Wenger is his biggest fan for what he done to Dabo.

    Enrique on the other hand will probably end up at Arsenal if they sell Cliche to Liverpool.

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  • Phil K

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #36

    A very talented lad, and I’d be happy with him. I think he means that Newcastle are a big club, but not a BIG club, Man U or Arsenal or Chelsea, who are BIG because they win trophies all the time. But doing great in the Championship doesn’t translate to the same in the Prem
    Also, he’s under contract and QPR will want ridiculous money to get a return seeing as 40% is going to Spuds in a sell-on clause

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #37

    @mr,T…iote
    Ahh Thanks. Changed it 🙂

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  • GeordieRob

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #38

    nufc_mo,

    The best rumour there was Drogba to Malaga. What’s that happen to young Rondon… I’d take him in a heartbeat.

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  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #39

    malaycake (Liverpool): I think LFC let Marveuax to Newcastle after they agreed to sell Enrique to us. Can’t see Marveaux having medical with us and the next day signed for Newcastle. Even if he failed a medical with us it would take Toon more than 24 hours to negotiate and arrange for another medical surely. Expecting Enrique soon.

    Hmmm… to be honest it makes sense…

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  • GeordieRob

    Jun 19, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #40

    that = to*

    Smith to WHU is a good one too.

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