Official: AC Milan finalise Taarabt deal

The Rossoneri have announced their fourth signing of the winter window as the Morocco international joins until the end of the season with an option for a permanent switch
AC Milan have completed the signing of attacking midfielder Adel Taarabt from QPR on loan until the end of the season with an option to make the move permanent come June.

The Morocco international travelled to Italy on Thursday to undergo a medical and he has now finalised his temporary move to San Siro on deadline day, with the club confirming the news via their official website.

Newly-appointed head coach Clarence Seedorf had demanded attacking reinforcements as he lacked options to play his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation and the Dutchman saw Taarabt as a useful addition to his front line.

The 24-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan at Fulham, but the Premier League side agreed to let go of Taarabt as he no longer played a part in manager Rene Meulensteen's plans for the remainder of the campaign.

Taarabt previously wore the jerseys of Lens and Tottenham Hotspur before joining QPR in 2010, with whom he has a contract until June 2016.

The Morocco international becomes Milan's fourth signing of the January transfer window after the previous arrivals of Adil Rami, Keisuke Honda and Michael Essien.