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Morocco’s Oussama Assaidi returns to Stoke City on loan from Liverpool

Posted on September 2, 2014

Oussama AssaidiIn a transfer deadline day deal were able to reach an agreement with to loan international Oussama Assaidi for another season.

The 26-year-old Moroccan winger will play at Stoke City for the second consecutive year, having spent the 2013/2014 season at the Britannia Stadium on loan from Liverpool.

Assaidi took part in 25 games at Stoke last season, scoring 6 goals, helping the Potters finish ninth in the Premier League – a club record-high.

According to British media outlets, Stoke City were able to close the deal for the Moroccan winger for nearly 1 million pounds.

The Potters tried to make the deal permanent, but Stoke City’s chief Tony Scholes refused to match the £7million demanded by Liverpool, as per BBC Sport.

Oussama Assaidi is the third African international to join Stoke this summer, following Senegal striker Mame Biram Diouf’s arrival from Hannover 96 and Nigeria’s Victor Moses from Chelsea.

It’s also worth noting that Assaidi may not available for almost a month at the start of 2015 if he is chosen by his national team for the upcoming African Cup of Nations, which is to be held from 17 January to 8 February 2015 in his homeland of Morocco.


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