By Chris Wright
After six years – six bloody years! – on the books at QPR, Adel Taarabt has today sealed a move to Portuguese champions Benfica.
Indeed, Taarabt’s five-year QPR contract expired today and as such, Benfica were able to formally announce the Moroccan’s arrival inside what appears to be a blanket fort…
— Sport Lisboa Benfica (@SL_Benfica) June 12, 2015
Lens/Tottenham/Fulham/QPR/Milan/Benfica. That’s quite some career path for a mard-arsed and egotistical serial wastrel who has contributed almost nothing of note since day one and usually ends up overweight and exiled for months on end before he moves on.
All we can muse is that he must have the best, silveriest-tongued agent in world football.
Quick prediction: Two months of exciting step-overs followed by two-and-a-half-years of fitness issues, tantrums, disappointing loan spells and more tantrums.