Moroccan winger Adel Taarabt, who has been thriving in Benfica since 2015, looks back in a long interview on his past. From his failed transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, to his appearances at Ac Milan, the Fez native gave details of his time at Queen Park Rangers, and Tottenham. Several years of uncertainties that shook the player’s career.
It is in Goal magazine that Adel Taarabt confided. Installed at Benfica in the Primeira Liga, he has experienced a lot of upheavals in his 15-year career which has led him to travel 7 clubs in 4 different countries. An instability due to the realities in the world of the round ball.
From the revelations, it emerges that the Moroccan player was close to joining PSG after helping QPR secure promotion to the Premier League in 2011, only the deal fell apart at the last minute. “Yes, after my season where I was promoted, yes, everything was done. I was talking with Nasser Al-Khelaifi and we were together, but he told me we had to wait because Leonardo is going to arrive from Inter, but that didn’t happen because of the fees. I was already in Paris waiting ”. After this failure, Adel Taarabt bounced back at Ac Milan after an interlude in Fulham, England. A temporary contract with the Rossoneri, where he impressed in his 16 appearances.
Only fate called him elsewhere, because he did not fit into the plans of the new coach Filippo Inzaghi who took the reins of the club replacing Clarence Seedorf. This is how Benfica got him back for 4 million euros for a five-year contract. In Primeira Liga, the Moroccan winger continues matches. He will help the club during the 2018-2019 season to win the championship. After so many years of uncertainties, the player claims to be happy at this club where he has a very good relationship with his coach Jorge Jesus.