Doubts over Taarabt’s Fulham future

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen has suggested that the club could look to send Adel Taarabt back to QPR in January if he fails to impress.

The Moroccan is on a season-long loan with the Whites but struggled to break into the first team under previous boss Martin Jol

Taarabt has made just three league starts and 11 appearances in all competitions this term, and the 24-year-old will be one of a number of players assessed when the transfer window reopens.

“Whether Taarabt will stay or go is something to discuss in January,” Meulensteen explained.

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen
Meulensteen plans to assess his squad in January.

“It comes down to what we need in the squad and if there are certain areas we need to address.

“Adel is a very talented player and so far I have worked with him well. I hope I can help him to fulfil his potential.”

Striker Dimitar Berbatov’s future is also in doubt after Meulensteen admitted he would not block a move for the Bulgarian if he wanted to leave Craven Cottage when the transfer window opens.

“I will not stand in anybody’s way if they want to leave,” the Dutchman said.

“We will discuss what happens with Berbatov in January when we get there, and with John Arne Riise too.

“We will take it game by game, and when we get to a situation when we have to discuss things with the relevant people, we will do.”



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