Official: Stoke signs Assaidi on loan

The Liverpool outcast is set to spend another season on loan with Stoke.
Stoke has signed Oussama Assaidi from Liverpool on a season-long loan, the club has confirmed.

Assaidi spent 2013-14 at the Britannia Stadium, scoring five goals in 25 appearances in all competitions.

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Talks took place during the close season over the possibility of making the switch permanent, but discussions broke down, with both Liverpool's reported 7 million pound asking price and the player's requested personal terms understood to have been a stumbling block. 

But the 26-year-old Morocco international will now spend the rest of the current campaign with Mark Hughes' team.

Assaidi's return offers a timely boost to Hughes' attacking options amid fears that Peter Odemwingie sustained cruciate knee ligament damage during Saturday's 1-0 win at Manchester City.