Taarabt sets sights on Spain

Wantaway Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Adel Taarabt has set his sights on a summer move to Spain and claims La Liga’s top clubs are showing an interest in him.

The 20-year-old, currently on-loan at Queen’s Park Rangers, announced his intent to leave England in an interview with the London Evening Standard.

“I hope to be playing for one of the top four in Spain next season — Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia or Sevilla," he said.

"I have contact with good teams and I know that they want me. Now I just have to hope they can agree a deal with Tottenham.”

Taarbat went on to praise the standard of football in Spain and hit out at the quality of the Premier League.

“England is not for me, I think La Liga is the best League for me. [I don't like] how they play in England, I like to play football. I look at teams like Bolton, Stoke or Wolves and say 'There is just no point for me'. I hate that style of football.”

Spurs beat off competition form Arsenal and Chelsea to sign the Morocco international three years ago, but he has since failed to nail down a place in the Tottenham first team.

Last March he was loaned out to QPR, netting eight league goals for the Loftus Road club. But he is adamant that he will not return to Tottenham and hit out at Harry Redknapp's side, expressing his regret at not joining Arsenal.

“I was going to go to Arsenal and [former Gunners scout Damian] Comolli was there with Wenger. But he went to Tottenham so I went there. That was a big mistake for me."

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