Taarabt seeks Spurs exit
Disgruntled teenager Adel Taarabt is determined to seal a move away from Tottenham this summer.
Last Updated: 05/05/09 2:36pm
Adel Taarabt is determined to seal a move away from Tottenham this summer in an effort to find regular first-team football.
The disgruntled teenager has grown increasingly frustrated at a lack of opportunities at White Hart Lane and feels the time has come to take on a new challenge.
The 19-year-old joined Spurs in January 2007, but has struggled to make an impact in the Premier League.
He was loaned out to Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers in March and caught the eye during a short spell at Loftus Road.
The Morocco international claims QPR are keen to take him on a permanent basis and he is now set to weigh up his options before the transfer window re-opens at the end of the season.
"I'm going to leave Tottenham during the summer no matter what. They can't give me what I want, so my departure is inevitable," Taarabt told mountakhab.net.
"I need time on the pitch. At my age I can't wait any longer - I just want to play - and that is why I agreed to join QPR in March.
"They want to buy me, and have made Spurs an offer for me. My agent has a meeting with Spurs' management in a week's time.
"Several English and French clubs are after me, as well as others in Spain and Germany. I will make a decision once I see what offers I've got."
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is keen to refresh his squad over the summer and may be willing to let Taarabt leave in order to free up space.
"Possibly it is a case where we have to sell before we can buy," Redknapp told the Evening Standard.
"We will have to shift around a bit if we want to bring anyone in.
"We spent money in January but I think we are a couple of players away from getting a team to push the top four."