Moroccan international eager to stay put

Adel Taarabt has revealed that he wants to stay with current club Queens Park Rangers.

The 22-year-old has admitted that he was considering leaving the club whilst Neil Warnock was in charge, however the recent appoint of Mark Hughes has made him think otherwise.

The creative midfielder is currently on international duty at the Africa Cup of Nations, and is convinced that the newly appointed Welshman is the right man for the QPR job.

“I think we needed that. I had good years with Neil Warnock but we were in a bad position,” he said.

“I think if Mark Hughes was not coming in maybe I was leaving in January. The situation now has changed. They want to keep me”

Former manager Neil Warnock secured Taarabt’s services following a successful loan period in August 2010, after the player spent a tough 3 years at Tottenham. The Moroccan star enjoyed impressive form in the Championship to lead the club to promotion; however he is yet to produce the same form in the top flight.

Meanwhile, in recent months his relationship with the former QPR boss soured, leading Warnock to state publicly: “If a player wants to leave, he can leave. I’ve never had a problem with that.”

On the other hand, Taarabt has confirmed that he will be staying at the club. “I think if Mark Hughes was not coming in maybe I was leaving in January,”

“I spoke with the chairman and the situation now has changed. They want to keep me and we’re going to have a discussion when we come back.

“Mark Hughes is a great manager and I think the chairman is giving him money so he’s buying players.

“I’m going to meet him and see what’s going to happen.”

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