Stoke City Plot Loan Move for Liverpool Wide-Man

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Potters want Moroccan to provide some much-needed width at the Britannia this season. 

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New Stoke City head coach Mark Hughes is interested in signing unwanted Liverpool midfield player Oussama Assaidi on a season-long loan this campaign, according to reports in the Daily Mail.

The promising Morocco international was only brought to Anfield by manager Brendan Rodgers last August, with the 25-year-old joining the Merseyside giants from Eredivisie outfit SC Heerenveen on a four-year deal for a fee of only £2.4 million.

However, it is fair to say that the diminutive wide man struggled to win a regular starting berth on the wing for the Reds in his debut campaign at Anfield, with Assaidi featuring in just 12 matches in total in all competitions for the club last time out, including four games in the Premier League, although the player failed to find the back of the net in that time.

And now it is understood that Potters boss Hughes is keen to give the Moroccan some valuable first-team experience out wide at the Britannia this season, with the former Wales, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers manager said to be hopeful of being able to persuade both Assaidi and the Reds to do a deal before the window shuts fir business on Sept 2.

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