QPR are lining up a shock move for Adel Taarabt.

The Sun are reporting that the West London outfit are hoping to bring back the out of favour Moroccan back to the club.

He is currently at Benfica but severally out of favour, training with the clubs reserves. He has been told that he is free to leave this month if there is an offer. It is believed that Hoops manager Steve McClaren wants to bring him in on a deal until the end of the season.

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Taarabt played a big role in Rangers’s promotion season to the Premier League in 2011and could be set to help them push for the play-offs this term. He has struggled to make a name for himself in Portugal.

He joined Rangers originally from Tottenham on loan in 2009 after he failed to break into the first team. After impressing in that spell he made the permeant switch to West London that summer.

However, once promoted to the Premier League he failed to nail down a regular place in the side and following relegation was loaned to Fulham. Another loan spell, this time at AC Milan would follow before he left permanently in 2015 for Benfica.

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Having struggled to form this way into Benfica’s starting eleven he joined Genoa on loan. He was a regular in the side making 28 appearances and scoring two goals.

However, there was no permanent move and Taarabt is surplus to requirements at Benfica. His contract runs until the summer of 2020. However, the club are willing to let him leave this month.



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