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QPR players care more about money – Taarabt

Adel Taarabt has delivered a parting shot directed at former club QPR.


The Moroccan playmaker made over 150 appearances for the west London outfit before seeing his contract mutually terminated at the end of last season but has aired some dirty laundry as he prepares for his debut campaign with Portuguese club Benfica.

Taarabt believes the R's will struggle in the Championship after being relegated as too many players at Loftus Road are more occupied by money rather than success.

"When we went up, the club made some signings that they shouldn't have done," he told The Sun.

"If you go for players over 30, they just come and want to be in London, play and make the money as QPR were making good money - that is it.

"Half the players at QPR didn't care about the club, they were just making money. I had one of the bigger salaries but I cared about football because I love football." Taarabt added: "With the people working there, the club will definitely be in trouble. Not any club, even in the lower divisions, finished the season with 11 players without contracts."

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