Taarabt seeks Spurs exit
Adel Taarabt has confirmed his desire to leave Spurs after failing to break into Harry Redknapp's first team.
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 07/07/09 10:44am
Adel Taarabt has confirmed his desire to leave Tottenham this summer after failing to break into Harry Redknapp's first team.
The 20-year-old former Lens forward has spent the past two-and-a-half seasons at White Hart Lane, but failed to make a single Premier League start.
The Morocco international made seven Championship appearances last season for Queens Park Rangers, scoring once while on loan at Loftus Road.
Spanish outfit Malaga have reportedly made a loan-to-buy offer to Spurs for Taarabt, however, manager Harry Redknapp has refused to sanction the transfer.
Taarabt is baffled as to why Redknapp is refusing to allow him to leave after claiming Spurs' hierarchy were happy to sanction a loan-to-buy transfer.
"Malaga do not have the funds to agree a fee," he told Moutakhab.net. "Malaga wanted me to join on loan with the option to buy.
"Spurs' president agreed the transfer, but the problem is Harry. I contacted him and said 'listen to the offers coach. I've been here for two years and never really have a chance'.
"There are clubs that want me who are ready to give me a chance. I want to improve and prove my talent. If I stay at Tottenham I wouldn't be able to do that. I want to leave.
"The manager has said that if I want to leave then it has to be a permanent transfer. I said there are clubs that want me, but you're asking for €5million or €6million when you could sell me for €3million.
"Even if I went to Malaga for one season I could showcase my talent and gain more experience. I could generate interest from other clubs, either way I want to leave Tottenham."