Rabat - Following his Monday meeting with the president of FC Nantes, Waldemar Kita, to negotiate a contract, Moroccan football player Adel Taarabt is ready to make a big comeback in the French league.
Rabat – Following his Monday meeting with the president of FC Nantes, Waldemar Kita, to negotiate a contract, Moroccan football player Adel Taarabt is ready to make a big comeback in the French league.
In an interview with French outlet l’Equipe, the 29-year-old Atlas Lion expressed his wish to play in France again and to prove that he still has all his talent.
“I really want to come back to France and I had a good chat with President Kita. He’s not afraid to tell you things, and I like that,” said Taarabt.
“The coach really wants me and his speech touched me. When you hear it, it gives you even more desire to smash everything.”
To prove his determination to return to the French league where he received training with Lens, Taarabt explained that he refused Spanish clubs, an Italian club, and a contract of €3 million in Saudi Arabia.
“FC Nantes reminds me of Lens. I am passionate, I love football, and I can’t wait to show what I can do technically,” he said.
As for the bad reputation he developed throughout the years by getting himself in trouble, the Moroccan international football player made it clear that he is not the bad boy he used to be.
“I’m not 22 or 23 anymore. I have matured, I have no more problems. This reputation is over! When I was young, I did not like being replaced, that’s right, I wanted things to go faster than music,” said the midfielder.
Taarabt immigrated to France with his family when he was only 11 years old. He was formed at RC Lens. He has since played with several prestigious clubs, including Tottenham, Fulham, AC Milan, and Benfica.