QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play.
Queens Park Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes is backing Adel Taarabt to be 'a surprise for many' in the Premier League this season.
Harry Redknapp has urged Adel Taarabt to 'get himself in shape', if the playmaker wants to have a future at Queens Park Rangers.
Adel Taarabt missed Fulham's match against Hull City with an ankle injury, and faces a late fitness test ahead of their next match against West Ham.
Fulham fell behind by two goals early to Manchester City only to even the score in the second half, but the relentless Sky Blues attack added two more late as the Cottagers continue to wallow in the relegation zone after a 2-4 defeat.
Adel Taarabt is still working on his fitness, according to manager Martin Jol, but could play some role against Leicester today in Fulham's League Cup tie.
Adel Taarabt will be included in the squad for Fulham's opener against Sunderland but Martin Jol has deemed him not fit enough to start the match.
Martin Jol was talking up new loan signing Adel Taarabt's creativity, but warned about his fitness. "He hasn’t been included in a QPR team and we have to get him fit, so of course you can’t start with him," said Jol.
Adel Taarabt, he of big talent and even bigger ego, has officially moved across London (again) and joined old Spurs boss Martin Jol at Fulham.
Finally, Fulham appear to be making a significant move to bolster their attack with a young, talented player.
Stoke City are hoping to land QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt on loan for the season.