According to The Sun, QPR are lining up a shock move for former player Adel Taarabt, who is currently at Portuguese outfit Benfica.
The 29-year-old spent six seasons at Loftus Road, some of which were extremely successful for The Hoops, before securing a permanent move to the Portuguese capital in 2015. However, he is severely out of favour there, and has been forced to train with the reserves recently.
He has been allowed to leave his club in January, and QPR manager Steve McClaren has shown an interest in the Morocco international. However, under the Financial Fair Play Regulations embargo that The Hoops are currently under, they cannot sign any player this month unless they are free, and on a one-in one-out basis. Additionally, they cannot add to their wage bill.
Now the club would clearly be able to get Taarabt on a free transfer, as he is deemed surplus to requirements at Benfica, however, they will need to unload of another squad member in order to force through this move. That is where the problem lies; identifying who the club can lose in order to facilitate a move for Taarabt.
There is no denying that the former Tottenham player would be able to help QPR’s promotion bid this season, as he has done it before. Granted, he may have some fitness issues, but he has already proven what a success he can be in the Championship. The problem that QPR face is working out who should be sold in order to force this move through.
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