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?