Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is hoping that Merseyside club Liverpool will allow him to sign 25-year old Moroccan attacking midfielder Oussama Assaidi on a permanent deal in the summer, reports Inside Futbol.
Assaidi is on a season long loan at Stoke City and has impressed the club’s manager with his performances this season. He has netted 5 times in 25 games for the Potters, who now hope that he will persuade his parent club to let him leave on a permanent deal.
Speaking about the prospect of Assaidi staying on at Stoke City next season, Hughes said, “It’s important that we accept that he’s not our player, he’s Liverpool’s player, but he’s done really well for us and we’re very pleased with what he’s produced. “There is a hope we might be able to bring him in and a lot of that is down to the player himself. we’re hopeful. But it’s out of our hands to a certain extent because it depends what Liverpool value him at.”
Mark Hughes wants to keep Assaidi
Liverpool already have an abundance of young talent in their side, and one reckons that manager Brendan Rodgers may not hesitate in selling Assaidi to help fund his ambitious summer spending spree in preparation for the Champions League next season.
Assaidi has 13 caps for Morocco and has scored just once for his national team.