Archive for tag: Adel Taarabt transfer speculation.

Taarabt happy to join Newcastle as stepping stone to “very big” club.

June 19th, 2011 | 21 Comments |

Adel Taarabt.
Taarabt: Modest and unambitious.
Queen’s Park Rangers midfielder, Adel Taarabt has revealed that he would be happy to join Newcastle as he feels that he doesn’t need a very big club at this stage of his career.

The player is intent on a move from the West London club as he feels they will be relegated after their first year if they don’t invest heavily in new players, and he is also unhappy at the club not offering him an improved contract with promotion told The Mail on Sunday:

“People say Newcastle will be good for me, that the fans love players like me. It is fantastic to play in front of 50,000 supporters every week.”

Then, in an obvious attempt to ingratiate himself with Newcastle United supporters, he added:

“I do not need one of the very big clubs at this stage of my career.” (more…)

Newcastle: Ready, Willing & Adel?

January 3rd, 2011 | 105 Comments |

Soon to be trading his Hoops for Stripes?
Soon to be trading his Hoops for Stripes?
As we all well aware, silly season is here again, and in usual fashion, we have hit the ground running, with rumours that range from plausible to the most ludicrous fabrications ever known to man.

I’d like to start off by my apologies for the strange title, but bearing in mind that I am still recuperating from an injury that has kept me away from the blog for awhile, am hoping that people reading this will humour me.

Anyway, back to business, and the word on the street, (if we are by any chance pursuing all the players that we have been linked with) is probably that Newcastle United is in the process of procuring a whole new squad.

Let us start with my favourite, and ever so reliable source of information, The Daily Mail.

According to The Daily Mail, as the title suggests, we are lining up a move for QPR starlet Adel Taarabt.

The 21-year-old attacking midfielder has been outstanding this season following his summer move from Tottenham and has been the creative force behind their rise to the top of the Championship.

Though the Moroccan cost QPR a measly £600,000, which could rise to £1m based on appearances and promotion, Newcastle apparently want to test the water with an offer now. All in all, I would be fairly pleased with this piece of business as Taarabt has scored 11 goals in 23 games and appears to have what it takes to play at this stage. (more…)