Potters were hoping to land the flyer on a full-time basis next season.
Stoke City look like missing out on the permanent signing of highly rated Liverpool wide man Oussama Assaidi this summer after the Potters were told by their Premier League rivals that the player would cost them £7m to buy, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The Morocco international has just completed a highly impressive season-long loan spell at the Britannia Stadium, where Assaidi really managed to catch the eye with a number of impressive displays on the flanks for Mark Hughes’s side.
So much so in fact that the Welshman had made the permanent capture of Assaidi one of his main priorities of the summer transfer window, that is though until Hughes was told just how much the player’s parent club Liverpool value the winger at.
The Merseyside giants bought Assaidi from Eredivisie outfit Heerenveen in August 2012 in a deal worth just £2.4m, which is why Hughes and Stoke are said to be so surprised at the Reds’ current valuation of the 25-year-old who managed to find the back of the net on four occasions in total last time around in his 19 Premier League outings for Stoke.