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Taarabt is not right for AC Milan

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Taarabt may not succeed with AC Milan (©GettyImages)
Taarabt may not succeed with AC Milan (©GettyImages).

Clarence Seedorf has his first major signing as AC Milan manager in the form of Adel Taarabt, but he is not the right player for the Rossoneri.

Whilst at QPR Adel Taarabt won Championship Player of the Season, and helped them get promoted to the Premier League, however, upon his arrival he lost his work ethic and his general flair, until late in the season.

Although still owned by QPR he started the season at Fulham, putting in a series of inconsistent performances which lead to him being labelled as a "maverick" and a "luxury player".

Taarabt has had issues like this throughout his time in England, as a main contributor in Harry Redknapp's original decision to sell him was because of his poor attitude and lack of temperament.

Redknapp seemed to forgive Taarabt when he was appointed manager of QPR, but has been forced to look to offload the Moroccan enigma again as QPR owner Tony Fernandes looks to make the club a more financially stable and viable power in English football.

One of the main issues that Seedorf may have with Taarabt is potentially the least uncomfortable of them all, where does the Moroccan international fit in?

The Milan squad is packed with talent, with the likes of Kaká, Robinho, Keisuke Honda and Stephan El Shaarawy all being able to operate in the attacking midfield position that Taarabt favours.

Seedorf does deserve some credit for taking this risk however, as the before-mentioned No.10s have all failed to live up to the high standards of AC Milan, which has resulted in them being ninth in the table going into the weekend's game against Torino at the San Siro.

This current poor league position will not be helped with players who are not willing to give 100 percent, and in my opinion, with the thought of returning to a potentially Premier League squad next season, in Queens Park Rangers, he may not give the effort he should be.

Taarabt playing well will be very effective in earning the Rossoneri a respectable place in the Serie A, but a lazy attitude would not help Milan or the Moroccan international, who will expect to fit straight in to this current AC side.

Personally, QPR is the wrong place for Adel Taarabt; he needs a club which is not deep in a struggle, so he can express himself. He came to life in the latter part of last season, as QPR had effectively already been relegated, so he had nothing to lose. With the Italian giants he has a lot to lose, as fans will want great performances week in week out.

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