Weir happy with Blades progress

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt admits he would jump

at the chance to secure a move to Marseille.

Sky Sports revealed on Saturday that QPR may be willing to let

the Morocco international leave on loan this summer.

They are understood to be reluctant on sanctioning a permanent

deal, but could be persuaded to let Taarabt spend the 2013/14

campaign away from Loftus Road.

No formal approach for his services has been made as yet, but

interest is expected to mount over the coming weeks.

A move to France has been mooted, with Marseille reported to be

contemplating a move.

Taarabt hopes the Ligue 1 outfit will enter negotiations, with

the 24-year-old claiming to have supported the club in his younger


He told Le Parisien: “The club of my heart? OM. I have not had a

direct contact, but my friend Joey Barton has told everyone at the

club about me.

“If OM want me, I’m going. My sisters still live in Marseille.

This is the first club I supported.”

The Blades came from a goal down at half-time to see off the

Shakers – managed by former boss Kevin Blackwell – 3-1 at Gigg Lane

on Saturday thanks to goals from Jasper Johns, Jamie Murphy and

Stephen McGinn.

“There are a lot of positives, there are areas to work but I am

generally happy with what has gone on,” Weir told the club’s

official website.

“We are getting our ideas across of how we want them to play and

the greatest thing is that the lads are buying into what we are

trying to do.

“The signs are good for us but there is a long way to go.”