Adel Taarabt signs new QPR contract

Temperamental playmaker Adel Taarabt has signed a new four-year deal at QPR.

The Morocco international is gifted when in good form but has shown signs of ill-discipline during his tenure at Loftus Road, leading to speculation he could leave the club.

Teams in France and Spain have ben credited with an interest in Taarabt, but the attacking midfielder has ended speculation by signing a new deal with Mark Hughes’ men.

The news of the extension was released on the QPR website.

“QPR talisman Adel Taarabt has signed a new long-term contract at Loftus Road,” the statement reads.

“The magical Moroccan – who will wear the number 10 shirt next season – has put pen to paper on a three-year extension, tying him to the Club until the summer of 2016.

“The 23 year-old – who signed permanently from Tottenham Hotspur in August 2010 following two successful loan spells at Loftus Road – has made 123 appearances in all competitions for the Club, scoring 29 goals.”

Meanwhile, Rangers are thought to have won the race to sign Junior Hoilett according to The Daily Mail.

The Canadian attacker is out of contract at Blackburn, and QPR are said to have fought off competition from Newcastle for the star’s signature.

By Gareth McKnight