Martin Jol excited by Adel Taarabt potential

Jol excited by Taarabt potential
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Fulham manager Martin Jol insists that Adel Taarabt can do "a hell of a job" for his side, after confirming that the Moroccan will undergo a medical at Craven Cottage later today.

Fulham manager Martin Jol has confirmed that Adel Taarabt will have a medical at Craven Cottage later today, while describing the Moroccan as a "tremendous player" with the potential to improve.

Taarabt is expected to complete a season-long loan move across West London in the next 24 hours, after Queens Park Rangers accepted an offer from their Premier League neighbours for the playmaker.

Jol has insisted that Taarabt's talent outweighs any potential pitfalls to the deal, with the Dutchman excited to be reunited with a player he first brought to England in 2007 at Tottenham Hotspur.

He told reporters following Fulham's 1-1 draw with Real Betis: "We agreed everything with the club so the only thing we have to do is a medical. If that is sound and good, he will join us. The medical will be tomorrow (Tuesday).

"I like his creativity and, of course, sometimes it comes off when he scores a lot of goals and I think he was involved in 40 goals [during the 2010-11 Championship promotion season]. It is like Dimitar Berbatov, sometimes these fantastic talents will be blamed but I hope to find a way to gel him in together with the boys we've got. I think he can do a hell of a job for us because is a tremendous player on the ball.

"I have known him now for a long time. When I was at Hamburg, I wanted him but thought the money Daniel Levy asked for was too much. Then I went to Ajax and I thought it was too much for a player that never played. Then I was too late after that because he went to QPR, where he did ever so well. Remember the fact he was an over £10m player 12 months ago, so I think you have to take them when they are bad and hopefully he will show his potential here."

The 24-year-old made 29 appearances for QPR last season in all competitions, scoring five goals.

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QPR's Adel Taarabt celebrates his second goal against Fulham on December 15, 2012
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