Transfer deadline day: Stoke sign Oussama Assaidi from Liverpool

Oussama Assaidi
Oussama Assaidi played 25 times for Stoke last season

Stoke City have signed Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi on a season-long loan for a second consecutive year.

Mark Hughes's Potters will pay a £1m fee for the 26-year-old Morocco international.

Assaidi played 25 times for Stoke last season, scoring six goals, as they finished ninth in the Premier League.

He joined Liverpool from Dutch club Heerenveen in 2012, but has only played 12 games, without making any league starts.

In June, Potters chief executive Tony Scholes said the asking price for a permanent move, which was believed to be £7m, was too high.

Assaidi is Stoke's seventh signing of the summer.

They have already recruited Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic, Hannover striker Mame Biram Diouf, Liverpool winger Victor Moses, Fulham midfielder Steve Sidwell, Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley and Banska Bystrica defender Dionatan Teixeira.