Thursday, 19 May 2011

QPR can't afford Adel Taarabt for Joe Cole swap with Liverpool - Warnock

QPR boss Neil Warnock has rubbished claims he is eyeing up a swap deal involving star man Adel Taarabt in a bid to snare Liverpool's Joe Cole - saying he can't afford Cole's reported £90,000-a-week wages. 

Adel Taarabt of QPR

The former Crystal Palace boss is seemingly assured of his future, after revealing he merely laughs at speculation suggesting he is on the verge of getting the sack as manager. 
But his next priority is keeping hold of top goalscorer and Championship player of the year Taarabt in the face of reported interest from Lazio, Newcastle and Liverpool. 
Warnock, though, has rubbished the claims of a link to Cole - suggesting QPR's likely summer transfer targets won't be as high profile as the England winger.

‘We’re not in that league, people are getting ahead of themselves,' he said.
'I read we were talking to Joe but we couldn’t afford a fifth of his wages!
'Some of these writers never let the truth get in the way of a good story.’
Meanwhile, Warnock insists he has no choice other than to laugh off claims he is about to be sacked as he sets about building a team which can thrive in the Premier League.
The 62-year-old has been the subject of speculation over his job at Loftus Road ever since the Hoops landed the Championship title at the end of April.
Warnock has poured scorn on reports he could be replaced by Italian Marcello Lippi for QPR’s first top-flight campaign in 16 years and also distanced himself from the vacant role at West Ham this week.
The club’s board were due to meet on Tuesday, with Warnock set to join them on Wednesday to thrash out what he will be allowed to spend in a bid to make an impact among the elite after what he describes as his ‘best-ever season’.
He said: ‘They were discussing the financial side and then the next day I was meeting with them to talk about next season.
‘They’ve been very supportive and I don’t think there’ll be a problem. I think the whole situation came from me answering some questions this season tongue in cheek.
‘Every manager has to be judged on results but people are more interested in writing about whether I’ll be here next season or not.’

1 comment:

  1. Adel taarabt will be a legend because he has got the skills and vision he is ayoung player who believes on him self and what he can do, and need manager who cangive him this believe warrnock sir fergusson or morrino real and Adel taarabt