Liverpool and Stoke City all set for a £7 million transfer deal

As he looks to build a team capable of challenging for top honours in Europe and at home, Brendan Rodgers is looking to maximize profits from surplus players, which would allow him to have some financial cushion in the transfer market. Liverpool loanee Oussama Assaidi has impressed in his time with Stoke City last season, but when the Potters came calling to make his transfer permanent, they were quoted a sky-high price of £7 million for the Moroccan international, according to reports in The Mirror.

Assaidi arrived at Merseyside from Heerenveen for a price in the range of £3.5 million. The 25 year old winger has since struggled to break into the first team at Anfield, making only 12 appearance in the 2012-13 campaign and was subsequently loaned to Stoke City at the start of last year’s campaign. His time at the Britannia stadium was a more fruitful one, making 25 appearances and weighing in with 5 goals. Manager Mark Hughes asserted at the end of this season that he would like to be able to hold on to Assaidi permanently, however his desire could get stonewalled by the winger’s asking price.

Whether further negotiations with regards to Assaidi’s future take place, remains to be seen. Rodgers must eventually however give due consideration to the Moroccan’s own wishes.

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2 comments to Liverpool and Stoke City all set for a £7 million transfer deal

  • j75j

    Why should we sell him on the cheap? He proved he is capable in the Premier League. Zaha, Scott Sinclaire and Moses cost more and could be argued haven’t been as good as Assaidi!

  • Dean jones

    Skyhigh price of £7.000.000 Million Pound,do me a favour MUPPET !!! If you don’t like the price f*ck off,I bet if it was Stoke selling too Liverpool he would be £15.000.000 to £20.000.000 Million Pounds…Liverpool should just f*ck Stoke right off,and never loan a player too them again…

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