Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Adel Taarabt is to return to Queens Park Rangers.
The 20-year-old midfielder had a spell with the Championship club towards the end of last season, and will now spend the whole 2009/10 campaign at Loftus Road.
Taarabt was hoping to tie up a move to Malaga, but both clubs were unable to agree a deal.
R’s boss Jim Magilton told the club’s official site: “I’ve seen Adel plenty of times and I know he’s a player of undoubted ability,”
“He’s a match winner on his day and will bring added competition to the squad.
“The fact we have been able to agree a deal to bring in someone of Adel’s quality shows the sort of direction this Club is heading in.
“If you can encourage a squad player from the Premier League to take the drop down to the Championship, then it shows what your intentions are.”
Magilton added: “He will benefit from playing regularly and, given a run in the side, I am sure he will give us another dimension.
“Make no mistake, we are all very ambitious here – none more so than the players – and Adel’s arrival will bring vital competition for places which is needed for any squad that has ambitions to challenge.”
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