Transfer news: Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi completes Stoke move
Morocco international joins on season-long loan
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Stoke have confirmed the signing of Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi on a season-long loan.
The 25-year-old Morocco international has made four appearances in the Barclays Premier League, all as a substitute, for the Reds since joining them from Dutch side Heerenveen a year ago.
Potters manager Mark Hughes' other signings this summer have been defenders Erik Pieters and Marc Muniesa, with a deal also being agreed for striker Juan Agudelo to join in January.
Hughes told http://www.stokecityfc.com: "Oussama had a few options and I'm delighted he has chosen to join us.
"He's an exciting player, who has great pace and is very direct and will certainly add another dimension to what we already have at the club."
Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes said: "Mark identified the need to add more pace to the team and Oussama certainly fits the bill in that regard.
"He is an exciting talent and will certainly strengthen the resources at Mark's disposal this season."
Assaidi featured eight times for Liverpool in cup competitions last term, with six of those being starts.
He has been handed the Stoke number 24 shirt and could make his debut for the club in Wednesday night's Capital One Cup second-round home clash with Walsall.
Latest in Sport
Lionel Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo: Compare the Barcelona and Real Madrid players in El Clasico
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo
Manchester United vs Chelsea: Jose Mourinho to push for Diego Costa to play at Old Trafford
Sunderland vs Arsenal: Premier League match preview
Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Why will the first 15 minutes of El Clasico not be shown on British TV?
- 1 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
- 4 Queen's first tweet: Reply telling Her Majesty to 'f*** off' broadcast on BBC News
- 5 #AskNigelFarage: Twitter starts hilarious Q&A for Ukip leader
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts
Poppy Appeal 2014: This is why I won't be wearing a red poppy this year