ADEL Taarabt revealed that QPR have been back for him in the last few days – but the midfielder doubts whether Rangers can afford his transfer fee.
The £5million rated Moroccan was a huge hit during his two loan spells for Rangers , including a goal against Preston that was rated in the top two of the Championship last season.
His dazzling performances in hoops garnered him lavish praise at Loftus Road , and the good news is the 21-year-old has already pleaded with Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp to let him go.
But Taarabt doubts very much whether the Premiership club will make it easy for Rangers to secure a permanent deal.
He said: “I know QPR want me – there has been contact this week. But I think Spurs want too much money for me and at the moment, I’m as lost as anyone else.
“And I won’t lie to you – I want to play in the Premiership. So. If a club from there was interested, I would have to take that seriously.”
For all that, the man who has seven caps for his country was impressed when Rs boss Neil Warnock came all the way to Marrakesh to ask if he fancied a permanent move to Rs three weeks ago.
Taarabt said: “I had a great season at QPR – and sometimes it’s better to go where you are really wanted.
“I’ve spoken to Harry (Redknapp) about leaving. He told me to go on tour with the team to America, and I did, and he’s asked me to wait a while and see what happens.
“They are my club, so what choice do I have?”