Harry Redknapp coy over star’s future
Queens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp is unsure over the future of Adel Taarabt at Loftus Road.
The Moroccan midfielder has been a key player for Rangers since Redknapp took over, scoring twice in their first win of the season last week against Fulham.
The 23-year-old is notoriously tough to manage but Redknapp seems to be getting the best out of him and won’t want to lose a key player in January.
Taarabt is in line for a call up to the Moroccan squad for the forthcoming African Cup of Nations in late January and so could miss several key games for the Premier League strugglers.
High profile European clubs have been linked with a big money move for the talented player who joined the Hoops permanently from Tottenham Hotspur in 2010 for £1million.
Redknapp has revealed that no club has yet approached them about Taarabt and he wants to focus on the busy Christmas period first.
“I’ve got no idea what the situation is with Adel,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“We haven’t discussed it anymore.
“I’m just concentrating on the next couple of game.
“No one has made us an offer for Adel. There’s always going to be speculation but we don’t want to sell him.”
Redknapp added in regards to the African Cup of Nations: “I hope he doesn’t get picked but we can’t do anything about it. That’s the African Nations Cup for you.
“I think more and more managers will look at this when they’re signing African players now.”