Football News: Former AC Milan midfielder Adel Taarabt has joined UAE side, Al Nasr, on a free transfer.
Born in Morocco, Taarabt started his football career at RC Lens. After graduating from the academy he made one appearance for the senior team of Lens.
Then the Moroccan midfielder was signed by Tottenham Hotspur on a two-year loan. His loan deal was then converted to a permanent one. In the next few years, Taarabt failed to impress the Spurs management and could not secure a place on the team.
He was then loaned out to the Championship club Queens Park Rangers. Upon joining QPR, Taarabt finally started to fulfill his potential. The Moroccan midfielder showed his class and helped QPR to get promoted to the English Premier League. Taarabt played two more seasons for QPR before their relegation. He then plied his trade with Fulham and Serie-A giants AC Milan before finally signing for Benfica.
Football News: Taarabt joins Al Nasr
Former Queen Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt has joined UAE Pro League team Al Nassr SC.
The former AC Milan footballer joined Benfica in 2015 on a five-year deal. However, after a string of poor performances, he was sent to Genoa on a loan.
After spending one season with Genoa, he went back to Benfica. Taarabt then played for Benfica’s reserve team before finally establishing himself as a starter in the main team during the 2019-20 season.
Taarabt made over 70 appearances for the Portuguese giants. Finally, his contract was terminated in the September of 2022, making him a free agent.
After becoming a free agent, he was already looking for a club. So, when a good offer from Al Nasr came, he agreed to join the UAE Pro League team.
AL Nasr has got a decent start to their campaign and has gathered five points from three matches. They are currently in fifth place in a closely contested Pro League table and are among the four unbeaten teams.
Taarabt’s signing will surely give them a well-needed boost into the season.
Meanwhile, this will also serve as an opportunity for Taarabt to make a comeback to the Moroccan national team. Morocco is set to participate in the upcoming World Cup in Qatar and has been drawn into Group F along with Croatia, Belgium, and Canada.