Newcastle Reported After QPR’s Adel Taarabt

Newcastle were interested in QPR’s Adel Taarabt as long as three years ago, and while he is a very good and talented footballer he has a name for being a very difficult player to manage.

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Adel Taarabt – 25 year-old Moroccan playmaker

And it’s interesting to us that Harry Redknapp didn’t use him last season in getting QPR promoted straight back to the Premier League, and the Moroccan International play-maker was on loan at Fulham for the first part of the season and was then at AC Milan on loan from January.

And since Newcastle are lacking creativity and we’ve been linked already with 81 players this summer ( or is it 83?), we suppose it had to happen that a report would come out linking us again with this play-maker, who wouldn’t be too expensive we suppose.

This report is in The Mag, and we cannot find any more references in other outlets – that we are interested in Adel.

And it seems that Harry does not want him back at QPR – and after all he’s got Joey Barton to handle, and Joey and Adel in one side is probably too much for any manager to handle. 😀

But Adel has wonderful creativity and that’s what Newcastle were lacking last season, especially after Yohan Cabaye left us in January.

We suppose it wouldn’t surprise us if Alan Pardew is again interested in the 15 times capped Moroccan International, but he’s another difficult player to manage, and probably more difficult to manage than Ben Arfa, who seems to be leaving Newcastle this summer.

There was even news in January that both Fulham and Newcastle were keen on Taarabt, but he then moved on loan to AC Milan, and we suppose we could take the lad on loan for a season, and see how things work out – but Alan Pardew has had enough trouble towards the end of the season with Hatem Ben Arfa.

Last season while at Fulham he played 16 times with one goal and had two assists,  and then at AC Milan he played 16 times with four goals and two assists.

In his career at QPR he has played 156 times with 34 goals and 44 assists, and that a decent record – at least on paper.

And the way things are at the moment at Newcastle, we suppose if we did bring Adel into the club,  then at least he’s an exciting player and full of skills, and he would love to play at St. James’ Park in front of 52,000 fans.

It would be  a chance to take – but one probably worth taking, because like Hatem Ben Arfa, he can be  a match-winner.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 10, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Good player on his day like HBA – but –
    If Pardew can’t control get the best out of HBA then how the hell is he going to get the best out of Tarrat

  • SuperShearer

    Jun 10, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Not a chance. Pardew can’t manage Afra and Taarabt is considerably harder to deal with. He strolls around and goes missing for 90% of games before putting in one or two moments of class. That’s not a good return for your investment and it’s telling that neither QPR nor AC want to hold on to him. Suspect this might be the club’s way of letting other targets know we have options to help push through deals.

  • theartfuldodger

    Jun 10, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #3


    Perhaps it was sunderland who wanted to wait until they were safe before offering Jack a better contract.
    But I wudnt expect a professional club to put out blatant lies in their official statement. Thats why I dont think that my earlier statement is possible.

    Keeping colback aside, I feel that we will get Gomis in.
    We have chased him too long and he hasnt signed anywhere else.
    The only chance of this signing not happening is that he is discussing with other clubs and if one of them offer him a bumper contract then he will bail on us.

    Both cabella and grenier have comtracts till 2016..
    Our strategy is now pretty evident.
    Theyr gud players, we dont mind spending on..arnd 6m or so in the final yr on their comtract…thats next yr(contract till 2016)…till then we just put in low ball bids to show the player that we are interested from a long time and he wud be really valued here. If he creates a fuss or a club is hungry for cash, we win and look great in the market. Else we wait and offer a similar amt nxt yr when only a year is left.

    I think we are done with transfers for this summer..Colback Gomis* Perez and maybe one more…
    Cabella or Grenier in Jan if were in a suicidal position…These two are lined up just for that…with so much interest for long periods…

  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 10, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #4

    If one player could force Pardew to reign it’d be Taraabt lol

    Probably the most frustrating talent in world football.

  • cyprus

    Jun 10, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #5

    Taraapt eh? Soooo similar to HBA. This type of game changing amazing player needs a real coach which Harry isn’t and AP is definitely not. SBR would’ve gotten us the PL with these two and the rest 🙂

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 10, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Great strategy if the sole aim is profit, terrible way to carry on if you want to progress as a football team.

  • SBergenwall

    Jun 10, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #7

    Taarabt is a lesser version of HBA. Keep Hatem and out with Pardue

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jun 10, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #8

    You wouldn’t expect a professional club to put out blatant lies?? Have you listened to some of the rubbish coming out of SJP over the last few years???

    As for Gomis, if he is to be the pinnacle of our striking intent then I worry. He will go to the highest bidders, and if Fenerbahce and QPR are interested (as reported) then I will happily let him go there. The only worry is that if he was our first choice, how bad is number 2? If we really wanted Gomis, and he wanted to join this could have been done anytime in the last 6 months. I think he will be elsewhere.

    As for other business, I am expecting up to 5 incomings, although what quality and whether they are first team or development I have no idea. Pardew did say at the end of the season we had 6 or 7 players coming through who will be ready to make the step up in the next year or 2. Prepping fans for an underwhelming window?

  • bobby mango

    Jun 10, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #9

    HBA is better and less of a liability. If he’s going then I don’t see us downgrading to Adel.

  • RooneyToons

    Jun 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #10

    It’ll be because he has the same agent as Gomis, erdinc,Ayew and Kone. All people we’ve been linked with in the last year.

    Lazy journalism?? Or maybe we’ve been offered him.
    I doubt it though he wants to stay in Milan.

    I’d take him on loan though


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