Liverpool agree Assaidi deal
The 24-year-old still has to pass a medical but should that be
completed without complication he will become Brendan Rodgers’
third signing since he took over from Kenny Dalglish in June.
Assaidi scored 20 goals in 68 appearances for the Dutch club and
has 22 caps for Morocco since making his international debut in
Earlier on Thursday, at a press conference, the Liverpool boss
had said he hoped to have news on two potential signings within 48
Rodgers was strongly linked with loan moves for Barcelona winger
Cristian Tello, 21, and Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin, 23, in
the last few days and having admitted he did not have much money to
spend it was expected these two would be the next to arrive.
However, Assaidi now appears set to join Roma striker Fabio
Borini and Swansea midfielder Joe Allen in making his way to
He began his career in the youth academy at AZ Alkmaar before
joining FC Omniworld and then moving on to De Graafschap in 2008
and Heerenveen the following year.