It'll be adieu to Adel in the summer
By Ben Kosky LOAN signing Adel Taarabt has confirmed he has no intention of staying with QPR beyond the end of the season. The Tottenham midfielder chose to join Rangers over rival Championship sides after speaking to former team-mate Radek Cerny, but he
By Ben Kosky
LOAN signing Adel Taarabt has confirmed he has no intention of staying with QPR beyond the end of the season.
The Tottenham midfielder chose to join Rangers over rival Championship sides after speaking to former team-mate Radek Cerny, but he views the move purely as an opportunity for match practice.
"Harry Redknapp called me on Thursday and said because Tottenham are not in a good position he couldn't give a chance to a young player now," Taarabt told the Times.
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"But QPR wanted me, so I could go and play some games and I think it will be good experience. In January a lot of clubs wanted me and I didn't want to go to the Championship.
"People were saying to me 'it's not the league for you because it's more physical and they kick you'. But this time I said 'OK, I'll go so I can get fit and come back more strong.'
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"I have a World Cup qualification game soon, then there are only six games left, so I want to play as much as I can. Then I hope I can go back in pre-season and have a chance with Tottenham."
Cerny, who lives close to Taarabt in Essex, convinced the Moroccan youngster to make the temporary switch in an 11pm telephone call and Rangers sealed the deal the following day.
"If it wasn't in London I wouldn't have gone on loan because I wanted to stay living in Chigwell," added Taarabt, who has two years left on his Tottenham contract.
"But I know Radek and he told me QPR was a good club, it was an opportunity and I should go.
"Wayne [Routledge] also played with me before and I know him well, so it doesn't take so much time to know the players. If this was for six or eight months it might be different."
The 19-year-old playmaker, who joined Spurs from Lens in 2007, has made 15 first-team appearances for the north London side - all as substitute.
Rangers also made an inquiry about Taarabt's Tottenham colleague Giovani Dos Santos, but the Mexican international opted for a loan move to Ipswich instead.