Liverpool are set to recall the winger Oussama Assaidi from Stoke City as Liverpool are prepared tp see him to a Dubai-based club, Al-Ahli. Moroccan winger’s contract with Stoke Coty will be terminated early for him to complete his move in January.
As per the reports from Liverpool Echo, Assaidi will make his move to Al-Ahli for a fee close to £4.7 Million. Assaidi was bought from the Dutch side Heerenveen and considering how Assaidi has been a non-existant figure for Liverpool, his sell at £4.7 Million would be a substantial piece of business for Brendan Rodgers.
Assaidi never looked the part at Anfield. Assaidi was brought in Rodger’s first season in charge. Having made 6 starts and 6 substitute appearances in his first season, Assaidi was loaned to Stoke where he spent the 2013/14 season and he returned to Britannia again on the final day of the Summer Transfer Window in August.
Assaidi has been a bit-part player for Mark Hughes as well, with his opportunities being limited to the bench only. Under these circumstances Al-Ahli’s bid was swiftly accepted by Liverpool and they have acted quickly in cutting Assaidi’s contract with Stoke just in time for Assaidi to make his move to Dubai based club during the January transfer window.
Assaidi’s sale could trigger Liverpool’s bid to buy Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph, who is a Liverpool target for a price of £7.5 Million. Assaidi’s sale will fund Delph’s transfer who is tipped as the probable long-term replacement for Steven Gerrard.
Apart from Assaidi, Fabio Borini is another Liverpool player who could be sold this transfer window. Liverpool had accepted two bids for Borini from Sunderland and QPR but the Italian was reluctant un leaving the Anfield club to prove a point and get in to Rodger’s starting 11.
Given how Borini’s plan has failed, he would be looking to get a move during the January transfer windown alonh with Assaidi who will be sold to a Soudi based club Al-Ahli for a reported fee of £4.7 Million.
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