The new QPR manager Harry Redknapp has said that the rumours linking the midfielder Adel Taarabt with a move away from the club in January are untrue.

The Moroccan midfielder Adel Taarabt is regarded as one of the best players at the club, and he has been linked with a move since the days of Neil Warnock. However, the club have been able to persuade him and keep him at the club. Harry Redknapp has said that he is one of the key members of the squad, with whom he will be hoping to achieve safety in the Premier league.

He recently replaced Mark Hughes after the former Blackburn manager could not manage even a single victory in the first 13 matches of the season. Even though Harry Redknapp was also unable to guide the team to a victory in his first match as a manager of the club, people are extremely confident that the former Portsmouth and Tottenham manager will work extremely well at Loftus Road. Incidentally, Adel Taarabt was sold by Harry Redknapp when he was the Tottenham manager to QPR in 2010. This was following two successful loan spells at the club, but Redknapp sees Adel Taarabt as an integral part of his team this time around.

“He was alright with me, Adel. I think he has improved. His attitude is good and he has got bags of ability. I wouldn’t have let him go, in all honesty – I said that at the time – I would have kept him at Tottenham. I would have kept him around because I always felt he was a player you could bring off the bench and he could change a game for you,” said Redknapp about the reasons for selling the 23-year-old when he was the Tottenham manager.