Warnock rejects Taarabt talk

Quotes attributed to the highly-rated playmaker during the

international break suggested he was looking to secure a switch

elsewhere for financial reasons. The comments surfaced while

Taarabt was away with the Moroccan national side. He has since

returned to Loftus Road and Warnock insists he has been given no

indication that the 22-year-old is unhappy. “He’s not said anything

to me,” he told Sky Sports News HD. “I do take it with a pinch of

salt when you go abroad. It’s only six weeks with Adel, I think,

that he said he was never going to play for his country again and

he scores a goal and kisses the coach – that’s Adel. You have to

take everything with a pinch of salt.” Numerous clubs were reported

to be chasing Taarabt’s signature over the summer, with Paris

Saint-Germain leading the chase, and Warnock insists he will not

stand in the way of any player if they want to move on. “My message

is the same with every player at the club, not just with Adel,” he

said. “If a player wants to leave, he can leave. I’ve never had a

problem with that. “All the talk about the offers that we had, I

never saw an allegedly massive offer from PSG. I know what they

offered. By the time we payed Tottenham I think we would have been

left with peanuts. “If he wants to get the move that allegedly he

has talked about, the best way of doing that is playing well.”

Warnock admits Taarabt can be a handful at times, but claims his

fiery Moroccan character is what makes him the player he is. “It’s

just a matter of getting the right balance,” he said. “I couldn’t

have more than one of them like Adel. I think Adel’s enough for me

at my age.”