Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi has joined Stoke City on a season long loan after successfully undergoing a medical on Tuesday afternoon.
Stoke assistant manager Mark Bowen confirmed earlier today that the Morocco international was on the verge of completing a move after struggling to force his way into the first team at Liverpool.
"Assaidi is one that we like very much. He is here now talking with our medical staff and hopefully we can get that one over the line," said Bowen.
"He is a very good footballer, who has a lot of pace and is very technically gifted too. At this moment he is a Liverpool player though, so I don't want to talk too much about him."
It was then confirmed on the club's official website that the winger would spend the remainder of the season with Stoke.
"Oussama had a few options and I'm delighted he has chosen to join us. He's an exciting player, who has great pace and is very direct and will certainly add another dimension to what we already have at the club," said manager Mark Hughes.
Assaidi joined Liverpool last summer in a deal worth £2.4m but struggled to make an impact as he featured on just four occasions in the Premier League.
The 25 year old has scored 10 league goals in just 27 appearances for Heerenveen before making the switch to Anfield but he was unable to earn many opportunities under Brendan Rodgers.
"Mark identified the need to add more pace to the team and Oussama certainly fits the bill in that regard," revealed chief executive Tony Scholes. "He is an exciting talent and will certainly strengthen the resources at Mark's disposal this season."
Assaidi becomes Stoke's fourth signing of the summer after already completing deals for Erik Pieters, Marc Muniesa and Juan Agudelo.
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