Transfer talk

Hughes expects Taarabt to stay

November 10, 2012
By ESPN staff

Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes is confident that Adel Taarabt will stay with the club despite rumours of a January move away from Loftus Road.

Adel Taarabt
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Taarabt was strongly linked with a move back to France in the summer but has recently won a place in QPR's team under Hughes.

"It wouldn't surprise me if clubs were looking at him but I know for a fact that he is very happy here and he sees his future here,'' Hughes said. "This is the best place for him because we support him, we give him the best chance to be successful, and he understands that.

"He's an outstanding player. In terms of ability alone he is arguably one of the best players I have played or worked with. Obviously that is not the whole package. There are still parts of his game that he has to work on and he understands that.

"He is working exceptionally hard for there team, which in the past has been a criticism of him. That's not the case now. He is in a really good place now in terms of his attitude to his work and what he is able to produce on the pitch. We are really pleased with what he is showing on the pitch.''