Assaidi makes Eredivisie return

Ousamme Assaidi has made an unexpected return to the Eredivisie with FC Twente pulling off a major coup in signing the former Liverpool forward on a free transfer.

After excelling in the Dutch top-flight with Heerenveen where he scored 22 goals and registered 25 assists in his three seasons at the club, the Morocco international was subject to widespread interest across Europe.

However, it was then Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers who secured the signature of the mercurial talent for a nominal fee of £2.4 million.

His stay at Anfield was short-lived due to the emergence of Raheem Sterling in the first-team which led to a loan deal to Stoke City, where he once again impressed as a Premier League footballer under Mark Hughes – before his shock £4.7 million transfer to UAE Arabian Gulf League side Al-Ahli Dubai in January 2015.

Upon the expiry of his contract, the 28-year-old admitted his move to the gulf was money related and now according to VI, the diminutive winger rejected moves to the MLS and the English Championship to rebuild his career at the Tukkers.

Speaking to the club's official website, the player said: "I'm looking forward to playing again in the Eredivisie. 

"For me, there were several options at home and abroad, but I have chosen deliberately to FC Twente. 

"FC Twente will play the football that suits me and I have fond memories of the atmosphere here in the stadium."

Assaidi signed a one and a half year contract that will run until the end of the 2017/18 season.

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