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Done Deal: Stoke City Sign Liverpool Winger Oussama Assaidi On Season Long Loan Deal

by Steven Green

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Stoke City have officially confirmed the signing of Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi on a season long loan.

The 25-year-old Moroccan international has been linked with several clubs this summer after failing to break into Brendan Rodgers’ plans last season, with QPR thought to be leading the charge to land his signature.

However, it is former QPR manager Mark Hughes who has won the charge by securing the player’s services as he looks to boost his squad with more creativity before the transfer window shuts next week.

Hughes said: “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.”

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 joined Liverpool from Eredivise side Heerenveen last summer but made just 12 appearances for the Anfield outfit last season, most of which came in domestic cup competitions.

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