Taarabt completes Fulham loan

Adel Taarabt has joined Fulham on a season-long loan from QPR, the Premier League club have confirmed.

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Taarabt: Will spend the season at Fulham

Taarabt: Will spend the season at Fulham

Fulham have completed the loan signing of QPR's Adel Taarabt, with Cottagers' boss Martin Jol finally landing a player he has admired since their time together at Tottenham.

Taarabt, 24, has signed a season-long loan agreement with Fulham following relegation with QPR and his personal desire to continue playing his football in the Barclays Premier League.

Jol worked with the Morocco international when he was a young player at White Hart Lane and only on the fringes of the first-team squad.

But since leaving Spurs, Jol was tempted to sign Taarabt during his spells in charge of both Hamburg and Ajax without a deal ever being struck, with the Dutchman enthusing about his latest signing following Monday night's friendly draw with Real Betis.

"I like his creativity," Jol said after confirming a loan move was nearing completion.

"Sometimes it comes off when he scores a lot of goals and I think he was involved in 40 goals [during QPR's 2010/11 Championship promotion season].

"It is like [Fulham striker] Dimitar Berbatov - sometimes these fantastic talents will be blamed, but I hope to find a way to gel him in together with the boys we've got.

"I think he can do a hell of a job for us because he is a tremendous player on the ball."

Taarabt told QPR officials earlier this summer of his wish to leave the club, but after penning his temporary deal with their local rivals, the former France youth international refused to rule out a return to Loftus Road.

"This was a difficult decision for me, but at this stage of my career I feel I need to be playing at the top level," he said.

"I hope the fans understand my decision and I really hope to return to Loftus Road one day.

"I wish QPR well for the season and hope they achieve promotion back to where I believe the club belongs."


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