Why Milan move for Taarabt is good news for Spurs' bank balance

Tottenham seem to have learnt from Kevin-Prince Boateng mistake, inserting a 40% sell on clause when the Moroccan moved to QPR.

With 2 goals in just 4 games for the Italian giants, double the single goal he netted for Fulham in 16 games, Adel Taarabt may be about to finally come good on his outrageous promise and technical ability.

QPR are unlikely to want to hang on to a player who struggled for them in the Premier League despite an outstanding Championship season in 2011, and the more Taarabt impresses turning out for the Rossoneri, the more they will be able to demand for him in terms of a transfer fee.

And they will be particularly keen to get as large a figure as possible, as Tottenham, who sold Taarabt to the Hoops at the start of their Championship winning season, inserted a huge 40% sell on fee as part of the deal.

Taarabt's form at Milan echoes the impact Kevin-Prince Boateng made at the same club, who eventually sold the Ghanian back to the Bundesliga this summer for over £10 million, a great deal more than Spurs let him go to Portsmouth for just 6 months before the move to Serie A.

And it looks like Daniel Levy went some way to avoid the same thing happening with the Moroccan.

With figures in excess of £5 million already being discussed, and plenty of football still to play as Milan look to climb Serie A, both QPR and Spurs will be hoping Taarabt's form soars to the extent that French moneybags PSG and Monaco reignite their interest.

On Sunday, the former Lens player had a hand in both goals against Sampdoria, scoring and assisting in a 2-0 win, leading Milan manage Clarence Seedorf to sing his praises.

"Taarabt did very well," said the Dutch legend after the match.

"I am satisfied with how he has been performing since his transfer. His versatility adds a lot to the team. He can play in all three positions behind the striker."

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