Brendan Rodgers secures third summer signing.
Liverpool to sign Oussama Assaidi from Heerenveen
Winger Oussama Assaidi is set to join Liverpool from Dutch side Heerenveen, the Merseyside club has revealed.
Morocco international Assaidi, 24, is to undergo a medical at the club’s Melwood training ground with a view to becoming Brendan Rodgers’ third signing.
Assaidi has scored 20 goals in 68 appearances for Heerenveen.
He has represented Morocco 22 times since making his international debut in February 2011.
SOURCE: BBC Sport
Well no one saw this one coming.
Brendan Rodgers clearly felt he needed to bring in alternative wide options and considers Oussama Assaidi a player who can make the jump from the Eredivisie to life in the English top tier.
Assaidi has spent three seasons at Heerenveen and has become a consistent performer in Holland where last term he racked up 10 goals and helped provide the ammunition for top scorer Bas Dost.
Liverpool could well do with a new winger or two as both Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson failed to make an impact in their debut seasons and 24 year old Moroccan international Assaidi will offer an alternative option on the flanks.
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