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

February 2011.

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.