Dutch Giants Keen on Deal for Out-of-Favour Liverpool Winger – Report

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By Adrian Back | January 12, 2013 2:27 AM EST

Ajax are reportedly interested in offering Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi a route back to Dutch league just six months after he left Eredivisie side Heerenveen.

The 24-year-old has failed to make a single appearance in the Premier League since joining the club back in August in a deal worth £3million.

He has made seven first team appearances but these have all come in cup competitions and he has seen the likes of Raheem Sterling and Suso both preferred in the wide positions.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has preferred to play a 4-3-3 formation which has not suited Assaidi who excelled in Holland by playing as an out-and-out winger than thrived on receiving the ball on the touchline and beating players.

Last season he excelled as he scored ten league goals but there has been little signs of this form when playing in the Europa League for Liverpool this season.

Now Talksport believes that Ajax are willing to make an offer during the January transfer window but do not expect it to be on a permanent deal, but rather a loan move for the remainder of the season.

There is also interest from Galatasaray who would like to offer Assaidi a six month loan deal that could see him playing more regular first team football.

It is uncertain whether Rodgers would be prepared to allow the winger to leave as he has bemoaned the lack of options in his squad. However, he may well prefer that Assiadi finds regular first team football rather than the odd appearance in the cup competitions.

Assiadi will have a rare chance to impress over the coming month as he has been picked as a member of the Morocco squad that will travel to the Africa Cup of Nations which begins next week.

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