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​Taarabt: Man City winger Sterling idolised me at QPR

Adel Taarabt has revealed that he was idolised by Manchester City star Raheem Sterling when they were teammates at Queens Park Rangers.

Taarabt was at QPR for a total of six years, starting with a loan move and eventually signing a permanent deal.

During that first season, Sterling was in the club's academy. The latter went on to join Liverpool in 2010.

"Raheem Sterling texted me a few months ago. I was listening to an interview where he said I was his idol at QPR," Taarabt told FourFourTwo.

"These days it would be Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, but when he was a kid he watched me!"

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