QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt joins Fulham on loan

Fulham have signed Adel Taarabt on a season-long loan from relegated west London rivals QPR.

The move sees Taarabt reunite with Fulham boss Martin Jol, who managed the Morroccan international as a youngster when both were at Tottenham.

A firm fans' favourite at Loftus Road, the 24-year-old last summer extended his contract with the Hoops amid reported interest from Paris St Germain.

But after a tumultuous summer at Loftus Road, Taarabt will move to the top flight team until the end of the season.

Taarabt joins another mercurial talent at Craven Cottage in Dimitar Berbatov, but Jol wants to work them both into the line-up.

'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],' he said.

'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 he is a tremendous player on the ball.'

Taarabt captained the R's when he first completed a permanent move from Spurs, helping then-manager Neil Warnock guide the team to the Championship title.

The former France youth international has made over 150 appearances for QPR but his time at Loftus Road appeared to be coming to an end when Harry Redknapp could not prevent the club slipping back in to the second tier.