QPR star Adel Taarabt would make ideal Celtic January signing

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Celtic should try and sign Queens Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt on loan in January.

With Celtic struggling to match their supporters' expectations this season, they have an opportunity to address any issues in their squad in the January transfer window.

Although the Bhoys do not have masses of funds to spend during this month, manager Ronny Deila does have some money available to him to enhance the quality in his team and he should take a look at the possibility of signing Queens Park Rangers midfielder Adel Taarabt to ignite their season.

Although a permanent deal seems unlikely, with a temporary switch more viable, the Moroccan is looking for an exit route from Loftus Road after a public falling out with manager Harry Redknapp and a chance to impress north of the border could suit all parties.

The R's are looking to offload Taarabt on a permanent basis, but a lack of interest means that they are struggling to rid themselves of a player who has no first-team future with them. 

The attacking midfielder has barely played this season and his attitude has meant that many clubs have overlooked the opportunity to sign him.

Celtic, however, are desperate for a spark and Taarabt could certainly provide them with that. The 25-year-old's talent is unquestionable and he is the sort of player who could light up the Scottish champions' side. 

Deila has tried to operate with a gung-ho style of play since taking over, but there is a sense that Celtic's current options don't suit his system.

Celtic's lack of creativity on the pitch has meant that teams have been able to pick up points fairly comfortably against them and, with Kris Commons reportedly set to join Bolton Wanderers this month, a further gap in the squad will open up.

It is a void that Taraabt would be able to fill and a loan move would mean that QPR could benefit, too, as they would be putting him in the shop window.

A deal would benefit everyone involved and it could be a transfer which turns Celtic's season around if Deila does decide to pursue it. 

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