Oussama Assaidi leaves to join Al-Ahli.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will have a little bit more money to add to his transfer kitty for the January transfer window, with the Reds this evening having confirmed the sale of Moroccan international winger Oussama Assaidi to Al-Ahli on a permanent deal – although no fee is discussed by the piece.
Assaidi leaves Anfield after two and a half years at the club, although the last eighteen months of his spell at Anfield have been spent on loan at Premier League rivals Stoke City after Assaidi failed to break into Brendan Rodgers’ plans following his arrival from Eredivisie outfit Heerenveen in 2013.
A fleet-footed winger with an impressive turn of pace, Assaidi is now entering into the prime years of his career, meaning that it will be some surprise that Al-Ahli, who ply their trade in the United Arab Emirates, have managed to secure the signature of a player who has proven himself as a useful Premier League option.
He will join one other notable name in the Al-Ahli squad, however, with striker Grafite, who is club captain, having an outstanding goalscoring record in the United Arab Emirates after the Brazilian joined from Bundesliga outfit Vfl Wolfsburg, for whom he was also prolific.