Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Taarabt Can Be One of the Best

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Taarabt Can Be One of the Best

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HARRY REDKNAPP believes Adel Taarabt can be QPR's Paolo Di Canio and go right to the top of the game.

The 23-year-old was the Hoops' standout player on Saturday as they won their first league game of the season at the 17th time of asking.

Taarabt netted both of QPR's goals in the 2-1 defeat of west London neighbours Fulham as manager Redknapp was given the desired response from the "heartto-heart chat" he had with the playmaker last Monday.

Redknapp, who sold the Morocco international to QPR when Tottenham manager, believes Saturday's performance is just the start for the midfielder, who he was quick to compare to a man he managed at West Ham.

"He can be a top, top player," said Redknapp, whose side visit St James' Park on Saturday.

"He has ability like not many people you have ever seen in your life. …

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