Adel Taarabt leaves Queens Park Rangers for Benfica
Adel Taarabt has left Queens Park Rangers and signed for Portuguese side Benfica after having his contract terminated by mutual consent.
The 26-year-old midfielder featured just eight times this season as the R's were relegated from the Premier League.
The Morocco international joined from Tottenham in 2009, initially on loan, and scored 34 goals in 164 appearances.
Taarabt has signed a five-year deal with Benfica, who won the Portuguese Primeira Liga last season.
Taarabt was criticised by then-Rangers manager Harry Redknapp in October last year for being "about three stone overweight" but he played five times after Redknapp was replaced as boss by Chris Ramsey in February.