Transfer news

Taarabt still hankering for PSG move

July 24, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Queens Park Rangers playmaker Adel Taarabt has reignited speculation over his future by stating he would be "disappointed" not to seal a summer switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

Adel Taarabt
GettyImagesAdel Taarabt: £13.5 million target for PSG

• QPR star Taarabt staying put

Taarabt, 22, has been strongly linked with a move to PSG since QPR's promotion to the Premier League. But on Saturday, QPR issued a statement confirming the Moroccan will be remaining at Loftus Road.

However, Taarabt has told L'Equipe: "Would it be a disappointment if I didn't join Paris? Of course because I want to come. In England I will make more money but Paris, it's the capital of France. If I can make an impact there, it can be extraordinary.

"For my President [QPR president Flavio Briatore], the case is over. I'm sick of it, it's lasted two months. I want to go to Paris, but if it is not resolved this weekend, it no longer will be. But you know, in London, I am good and a great season in the Premier League awaits me."

Taarabt, who joined QPR on a permanent basis from Tottenham last summer, was a key player for the Hoops last season, scoring 19 goals and claiming 16 assists.