Belfast Telegraph

Monday 29 December 2014

Assaidi set for Stoke move

Oussama Assaidi is closing in on a move to Stoke
Oussama Assaidi is closing in on a move to Stoke

Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi is having a medical with Stoke, Potters assistant boss Mark Bowen has confirmed.

It is understood the Staffordshire outfit are hoping to secure the signing of Assaidi on a season-long loan deal.

The 25-year-old Morocco international has made four appearances in the Barclays Premier League, all as a substitute, for Liverpool since joining them from Dutch side Heerenveen a year ago.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's Capital One Cup second-round home tie against Walsall, Bowen said: "As far as I'm aware he (Assaidi) is talking with our medical team, but that is all I'm aware of at the moment.

"We are hopeful. He is a very good player and coveted by a number of clubs I think, so we would be hopeful of bringing in a player of his quality.

"He is a pacey player and a direct player, and a talented young player as well to go with it.

"But as far as I'm aware at this moment in time, he is still a Liverpool player, so I will leave it at that."

Assaidi featured eight times for Liverpool in cup competitions last term, with six of those being starts.

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