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QPR complete Taarabt loan swoop

Adel Taarabt
Taarabt is yet to start a game for Spurs since arriving in 2007

QPR have signed teenage Tottenham midfielder Adel Taarabt on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old Morocco international has joined to get some first-team experience and goes into the QPR squad for Saturday's trip to Southampton.

He told the QPR website: "Other Championship clubs came in for me as well but QPR are a team that plays football in a way I like to play."

Taarbt has played 15 games for Spurs since joining from Lens in 2007.

But all of those appearances have come as a substitute and Tarrabt added: "Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp told me they are not really in a position to give young players like me an opportunity right now and QPR were keen on me.

I consider myself to be an attacking midfielder. I can score, I can give assists, I can dribble and I can cross

Adel Taarabt

"Harry told me to come here and show what I can do. As soon as he told me about the move I was interested.

The Moroccan international - he made his debut for the national side last month in a friendly against the Czech Republic - knows the Championship will offer a physical test, but he is confident he can rise to the challenge.

"The physical side of the game isn't really my style but I know this is something I will have to learn to cope with," he explained.

"I have come here to learn, and I know that the physical side is something I will need to handle. It will be good for my experience and for my development."

"I consider myself to be an attacking midfielder. I can score, I can give assists, I can dribble and I can cross.

"I hope here at QPR I will score and do well for the team. I can't wait to play."

You can listen to full commentary of QPR's game away at Southampton on BBC London 94.9FM, Saturday 14th March, kick off 1500.



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