Moroccan Midfielder Taarabt Joins Benfica

Morocco international Adel Taarabt has signed a five-year deal with Portuguese club Benfica after terminating his contract with Queens Park Rangers by mutual consent.

Taarabt made just eight appearances for QPR this season as they suffered relegation to the Championship.

The 26-year-old arrived at Loftus Road from fellow London outfit Tottenham Hotspur, initially on loan, in 2009. He made 164 appearances for the R’s, scoring 34 goals.

He had two separate loan spells away from QPR during the 2013-14 season, first at Fulham FC and then Italian club AC Milan.

The midfielder was accused by then-manager Harry Redknapp in October 2014 for being “over three stone overweight.”

Benfica were crowned Portuguese champions last season.


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