PREMIER League football will be graced with the reigning Championship player of the year next season, after QPR announced that Adel Taarabt is not for sale.
The player had been linked with a number of European clubs, but in a statement released today, majority QPR shareholders Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore say: “We are pleased to confirm that Adel Taarabt will be staying at QPR this summer.
“Despite receiving a substantial bid for our Moroccan international, we rebuffed all approaches and indeed, we are keen to build for the future in the Barclays Premier League, and not sell one of our prized assets.
“Taarabt is fully committed to the club and is looking forward to proving his undoubted star quality for QPR in the Barclays Premier League.
“Our decision not to sell him only serves to reiterate the ambition and commitment we have both shown to QPR since we arrived here.
“We are fully committed to strengthening our status as a Premier League Club next season and in due course, build for the future.
“Now we are in the Premier League, we intend to stay here. We believe this Club can achieve great things and we are looking forward to the Barclays Premier League season.”
Great news, not just for QPR fans – I personally can’t wait to see the Moroccan sensation take to the top tier.