Warnock rejects Taarabt talk

BY foxsports • October 13, 2011

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."


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