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Fulham set to complete playmaker signing

Adel Taarabt

Fulham are poised to complete a deal to bring QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt to Craven Cottage on a season long loan, according to the Daily Mirror. 

The 24-year-old is set to be reunited with Martin Jol – his former manager at Tottenham – should he pass a medical on Tuesday.

Taarabt is a firm fans’ favourite at Loftus Road, but has been eyeing a move since the club’s relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season.

A switch to West London rivals Fulham may come as a surprise however, with French champions Paris St Germain said to be showing a genuine interest.

Jol however is delighted with the potential signing of one of the Premier League’s most gifted if not inconsistent players last season.

“We agreed everything with the club so the only thing we have to do is a medical,” Jol said.

“If that is sound and good, he will join us. The medical will be tomorrow.

“I like his creativity and, of course, sometimes it comes off when he scores a lot of goals and I think he was involved in 40 goals [during the 2010-11 Championship promotion season].

“It is like Dimitar Berbatov – sometimes these fantastic talents will be blamed but I hope to find a way to gel him in together with the boys we’ve got.

“I think he can do a hell of a job for us because is a tremendous player on the ball.”

The Dutchman brought Taarabt to English football originally, signing the player for Tottenham from French club Lens in 2007.

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