Taarabt misses Cup of Nations
QPR will have Adel Taarabt available throughout January after he
was left out of Morocco’s Africa Cup of Nations squad.
Harry Redknapp feared his key midfielder would be called up for
the tournament, which begins on 19 January in South Africa.
But Rangers’ head of media Ian Taylor the omission on his
Twitter page, and when Morocco’s official squad sheet was released
Taarabt’s name was missing.
Taylor wrote: “R’s fans – you sang you wanted him to stay at
Loftus Road, and it appears he is.
“Whatever language you read it in, Taarabt is NOT in the Morocco
squad for the Cup of Nations.”
Taarabt has been linked with a move to Milan, and Redknapp’s
major concern now could be keeping interested clubs at bay during
the January transfer window.
Arsenal’s little-used striker Marouane Chamakh, meanwhile, has
also been left out of a Morocco squad which features Aston Villa’s
Karim El Ahmadi and Liverpool’s Oussama Assaidi.