Adel Taarabt did not make a huge impact at Tottenham Hotspur.

Peter Crouch has told The Daily Mail that he was impressed with Adel Taarabt when they were at Tottenham Hotspur.

Crouch came through the youth system at Tottenham before leaving for Queens Park Rangers in 2000.

The former Liverpool and England international striker returned to Spurs in 2009 and played for the North London outfit until 2011.

Taarabt had a loan spell at Tottenham in 2007 from Lens before he signed a permanent contract with the Premier League club.

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The 30-year-old winger struggled to make an impact, and after loan spells at QPR, he moved to Rangers on a permanent basis in 2010.

The Morocco international is now playing for Benfica in Portugal, and his former Tottenham teammate Crouch has reflected on training with him.

Crouch told The Daily Mail regarding Taarabt: “I was with him at Tottenham when he was a young lad and while he had all the tricks and skills, he was more interested in trying to nutmeg a defender than play the sensible pass. He had so much ability but never put it together.”


According to WhoScored, Taarabt has made 15 starts and five substitute appearances in the Portuguese league for Benfica so far this season, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process.

The winger also provided one assist in four Champions League matches and has played twice in the Europa League this campaign, according to WhoScored.

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