Newcastle Signing Taarabt in January Could Be Dangerous Move

News today in the Evening Chronicle that Newcastle are monitoring the situation regarding Queens Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt.

Adel Taarabt – wants to leave QPR in January

Newcastle transferred Joey Barton to QPR in August,  and Joey has kept his headlines going with that Twitter account of his, and only a few days ago, the new QPR captain took it upon himself to criticize the Moroccan.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is an admirer of the 22 year-old, who has undeniable skills, but could be a problem character, which quite honestly is the last thing we want now at Newcastle.

Since Joey left, things have been nice and quiet on Tyneside, with the new crop of players showing terrific professionalism, and we seem to be getting used to that.

Adel is now unsettled at Loftus Road, with manager Neil Warnock ready to sell the player in January, unless the 22 year-old commits himself fully to the London club.

Of course QPR were just creamed a couple of weeks ago when Fulham beat them 6-0, and Adel stormed out of the dressing room at half time,  and was seen waiting for a bus to take him home.

Taarabt has said he wants to leave QPR during the January transfer window, but the price QPR are said to want for him, £7M if reports are to be believed, seems too high.

With all the baggage this lads carries, we’re not sure he would be a good buy for Newcastle, but Alan Pardew and his coaches have proved they can handle different personalities at the club, and Adel has the skills to get Newcastle fans out of their seats, there’s no doubt about that.

A spokesman for QPR had this to say yesterday:

 “All is not well for Adel at QPR.”  “He’s not happy at the moment and leaving in January could be a serious option for him.”

“He knows where he is not welcome and it could be time for pastures new.””

Taarabt may be worth say £3M or £4M, but we don’t want Newcastle to pay a big fee for a player with so much baggage, however good he may be on the pitch.

And maybe a loan move first would be a better initial option, and then Pardew can see what effects the Moroccan has on the team spirit at Newcastle, and how he can add to the side.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

31 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Oct 20, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #1

    We won’t be buying him. That’s for sure. We already have Vuckic Gosling Ben Arfa all fighting for that creative spot.

  • The Shola Show

    Oct 20, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Wouldnt take him, would disrupt the team

  • boater

    Oct 20, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #3

    |When we are struggling to find a place for Sammi, Vuckic, Marveaux and Arfa, why on earth would we want another attacking midfielder – one who hasn’t even delivered yet in the premiership.

  • UpTheRoad

    Oct 20, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #4

    Doesn’t deserve to move, and those at the club already need a chance first! No denying his talent though.


  • Robby Bobson

    Oct 20, 2011 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #5

    We already have a ‘luxury’ player in ben arfa, cant have two in the team…how mouth watering watching them working together teasing defences, we simply cant have him n hba in the team at the same time.

    Plus hes.not really done it this season tarabbt.

  • ginkoh

    Oct 20, 2011 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Where can he fit in our squad ? Even 4-5M is good deal but I don’t see any reason why we should sign him.


    Oct 20, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Evening Chronicle do talk some balls like dont they

  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 20, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #8

    F++K OFF > that is all

  • IPToon

    Oct 20, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Very good player, no doubt about that. He caused us a lot of trouble playing in the advanced midfield role when we played QPR.

    If he joined the team will probably look like below which would be very exciting to watch but it would involve Ben Arfa moving out wide which i dont think Pardew wants.

    Also we currently have one of the hardest working midfields you are likely to see. Think somebody mentioned Cabaye and Tiote have covered more ground than any other centre midfield partnership and i cant imagin many wingers have ran further than Obertan/Gutierrez so putting this lazy b*stard in would be strange, although more attacking.

    —————– Tiote ——— Cabaye —————
    Ben Arfa ———— Taraabt ———– Guti/Marv


    Oct 20, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Would I take him? Yes I would, he’s one hell of a footballer however like people say we have plenty attacking midfielders.
    Would love marveux in the team come Saturday

  • lesh

    Oct 20, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Just been on the phone to BT, talking to a guy from Manchester who’s a Toon supporter!!

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Oct 20, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #12

    He’d probably end up as best mates with Ranger. Why bother ? Pards still is trying to get Ranger to show up before shipping out. Last thing we need is another toys-pram-chuck type. Stick to strengthening the defence and our long awaited new shiny CF

  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 20, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #13

    I am not doubting his ability, i just wouldnt have him in the team!

  • IPToon

    Oct 20, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Off topic but this weekend is the perfect game to give Ben Arfa and Marveaux a start. Thats not taking Wigan for granted because in previous years we have lost at places like this but playing in front of hardly any home fans / probably more noise coming from the Newcastle fans so hardly intimidating and against a pretty naff defence. Perfect debut if you ask me.

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 20, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #15

    Bobby Robson

    Are you saying we can’t have 2 flair players in the same team ” I seem to remember England did ok with Bearsdley, Barnes, Waddle and Gascoigne !! And where would you start with the Brazil team, it’s be easier to say who wasn’t a flair player.

    Taraabt is a fantastic talent but a complete a…hole. Then again so is Ronaldo, Rooney, Nani etc etc.

    I think we have 2 squad places in CM, as Gosling and Guthrie don’t impress me at all.

  • Robby Bobson

    Oct 20, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Rotanda Heights

    Not flair players, but the sort of player who won’t necessarily do the work for the team but have the quality and the ability to change the game in an instance. Thats what i mean but luxury players.

    Marveux is a flair player but he works hard for the team first, so he could play with Ben Arfa, but cant see us having the luxury of Tarabbt and HBA in the same team.

  • Hebburn Mag

    Oct 20, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #17

    This lad has got potential no doubt about that but I wouldn’t want him in our team when we have a fantastic group of players in Vuckic, Gosling, Abied, Inman, Marvaux and Guthrie who are waiting to get the chance to step in whenever possible. Buying this lad would just reduce the chance of any of the above players developing in our first team sqaud. He also seems to think too much of himself at such an early stage, hes no Messi by no means.

    Also at the start of this season he expected QPR to give him a phenominal wage increase to equal what Joey and other players are currently on. One great season doesn’t mean you deserve more money which by the looks of it motivates this lad.

    Id rather have Carr going out and scouting unheard of talent and bringing them into the accedemy and reserves. Cabaye, Tiote, Abied, Marvaux are to name a few.

  • John

    Oct 20, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Hes a moaning sulk whos only leaving QPR for better wages come on I think this story has as much truth in it as wer gona bid for Messi in Jan.

  • MT

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #19

    if we can buy Taarabt 3M or 4M,i think we worth to gamble it.

  • SwedishMagpie

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #20

    are you all craaaazy ? 4m for taarabt is a baaaaaargain !

  • Thump

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Certainly not. I don’t want any player who walks out of the stadium after getting subbed.

  • davis_toons

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #22

    If taarabt is a trouble-maker Newcastle better keep away. Later part will be a big lost by giving free away again.

    We have just gotten rid of mot of the most problematic players, not another one even he is skillful but lazy.

  • davis_toons

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #23

    1 lazy midfield just made other 3 more work.

  • davis_toons

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #24

    hes no Messi by no means..tats right! and you do see his was just glimes of skill at some point of the game.

  • jakesome

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #25

    his thru balls pierced our defence when we palyed….
    i had a feeling him n joey wouldnt get along thats because he is joey 5 years ago albiet less violence

  • toon tom

    Oct 20, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #26

    big gamble, but if it paid off, i reckon ben arfa, marveaux and taarabat would turn us into the entertainers again, how could any team mark them all out the game, only problem is taarabat will not track back

  • toonincheek

    Oct 20, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #27

    Lotta skill but too much baggage and not enough commitment to ‘the cause’.
    He would be backup to Ben Arfa and not get too many starts.
    That alone is enough for him to throw his toys out.


    Oct 20, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #28

    He is class .but sori I dnt want him.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #29

    I would get him in on loan with option to buy for no more than 6M. This twat is class and why have just 1 luxury player in Ben Arfa when all top 4 teams have at least 2.

    If he becomes a problem sell him simples.

    His tricks and fancy flicks opens up defenses with ease, remember what he did to ours with his mazy runs?? The kid is a huge talent we should not let us pass us by. I would sell one rotton apple in Ranger and try this one instead. He is such a talent it would be foolish not to.

    I bet Pardew can handle him if he could handle Barton this guy’s a piece of cake.


  • JP...from The Rock

    Oct 21, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #30

    We should go for him as he’s class and sell Ranger, Guthrie and Perch in January. Then in summer we rid ourselves from Smith, Xisco and maybe Lovenkrands.

    At less than 7M this kid is a bargain worth taking.

    He has proved that he’s just as effective in the EPL than he was in the Championship.

    If not this guy then Marvin Martin or Boudebouz are of the same quality if not better.

    Go for Taarabt if he causes problems sell him and we’ll still make a profit.


  • Sav

    Oct 21, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #31

    That is not a ‘Spokesman for QPR’, Ed. Seriously.


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