Benfica have signed Queen’s Park Rangers’ Adel Taarabt on a free transfer.
Taarabt and QPR had agreed to mutually terminate his contract, and the Moroccan has now signed a 5-year deal with the Portuguese side.
Taarabt had spent six years at Loftus Road where he made 164 appearances and scored 34 goals.
Benfica announced his arrival by posting a picture of Taarabt in the club’s trophy room, adding that the signed a 5-year deal.
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Taarabt said on Benfica’s television station: “It is a huge opportunity for me. When my agent told me Benfica were interested, I immediately said, ‘Yes, I’m ready to go’.”