ADEL Taarabt has hinted that his telepathic understanding with Wayne Routledge is one of the main reasons he will be happy to stay at Loftus Road until the summer.
The on-loan Moroccan has a well-publicised get-out clause should any top-flight teams come for him, and he craves a move to Italy or Spain.
But he now says he would be happy to wait for his dream move and is concentrating on making the most of his stay in west London.
"I want to have a good season here and then afterwards head off to a Spanish or Italian club," he said. "It would be nearer to Morocco and Marseilles, where I grew up, and that would be perfect for me.
"Right now, things are going very well. I am very pleased and I hope it continues, and that I can have a good season. I'm pleased to be here to show what I'm capable of.
"Tottenham would like me to sign a new deal with them but, frankly, I don't fancy going back there now. I've got two and a half years left with them, but I hope to leave soon."
Routledge will be particularly delighted if Taarabt stays until May.
The pair have been impressive in the way they link up and terrorise defences with their pace.
"It is going very well with Wayne," said Taarabt. "We played together before at Tottenham and we know each other. He is a skillful player and is playing even better now he is playing in the centre.
"I try to find him always with his pace. If you can make one against one, he can be dangerous, because he is very quick. That's why the manager plays him there."
Taarabt is upbeat ahead of this weekend's trip to Sheffield Wednesday, but admits to frustration with QPR's week, which yielded one point from two home games.
He added: "I'm looking forward to the last game before the international break and we'll go to Sheffield Wednesday looking for a big result." [25cf] Mikele Leigertwood has revealed he is something of a reluctant right-back for Rangers, even if he is happy to be back after a bout of swine flu.
"The manager wants me to play there and I've got to admit I was a bit against it," he said. "I played there a few times last season and I prefer to play in the centre of midfield.
"But I just want to do a good job for the team, wherever I'm selected. If that's right back, centre mid or in goal, I'll do it. I played there before for Palace and Wimbledon when I was young and I'm quite used to it.
"The main thing is to be playing again. I've missed out on a few good performances and results.
"My head felt like it was going to explode when I had flu. I was out for six days and was gutted because I don't ever get sick."
Meanwhile, all of QPR's players and staff were this week being vaccinated against swine flu.