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.
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