Big four appeal to Taarabt
Adel Taarabt could be tempted by a move to a big four club, but values playing regularly at QPR.
Last Updated: 16/06/11 3:19pm
Adel Taarabt admits he could be tempted by a move to a big four Premier League club such as Chelsea, but values playing regularly at QPR.
Taarabt was instrumental in Rangers' promotion to the top-flight last season, and was named Championship Player of the Year for his efforts.
His fine form has reportedly turned the heads of some of the country's biggest clubs, with Liverpool and Manchester United among those to be linked with the 22-year-old.
But while the Moroccan says he would like a move to a high-profile side, he admits he would prefer to play every game for Rangers than warm the bench at Chelsea.
He told Football365.fr: "I like the London clubs. I do not hide my liking for Chelsea.
"I would prefer to play regularly at QPR to being on the bench for a season at Chelsea. Now, if they told me I'd play 20 games per season, I think I'd be very tempted."
The midfielder, who scored 18 goals in 44 games for Rangers last season, also spoke about a move to Arsenal to link up with fellow Moroccan Marouane Chamakh.
"The idea is very appealing. Especially since there is also Samir Nasri, who I know very well," he added.
"But after that, there is a real possibility of playing the minimum."
Former Tottenham man Taarabt, who is contracted at Loftus Road until June 2013, claims clubs interested in his services have been in contact with QPR.
Asked if he would like a move to a big club in England, he replied: "It's currently what I'm trying to achieve. Today, I have a two-year contract with QPR.
"Yes, there is contact but I cannot say more, as you can imagine."