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Warnock: I'll drive Taarabt to PSG

November 18, 2011

QPR manager Neil Warnock would drive Adel Taarabt to France himself if Paris St Germain offered £20million for the maverick forward.

Adel taarabt and Neil Warnock
PA PhotosAdel Taarabt was Neil Warnock's key player as QPR won last season's Championship title

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Taraabt, who has been linked with a move away from Loftus Road, is set to miss QPR's trip to Stoke on Saturday after spending the week away on international duty. The 22-year-old was brought off at half-time in QPR's 3-1 defeat at Tottenham and was then left out of the starting line-up for the home defeat by Manchester City.

Warnock admitted Taarabt has not fitted in as well this season as QPR adapted to cope with the heightened demands of Barclays Premier League football. Asked specifically whether QPR would sell if PSG hardened their reported interest in Taarabt, Warnock said: "I would drive him over if they offered us £20million.

"You are never going to change Adel. I don't think we have ever been hunky-dory in our relationship. It is just a different culture that some players have.

"You have to try and fit it into the team situation. We did that quite well last year. It has not worked as well this year because we are playing at a different level. We have had to adjust the system that we play so it has been very difficult to get Adel into our system at the moment.''