Oussama Assaidi delighted to join Liverpool from Heerenveen

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Oussama Assaidi is "delighted" to have joined Liverpool, claiming that "you never say no to this big club".

New Liverpool signing Oussama Assaidi is "delighted" to have joined the English giants, claiming that "you never say no to this big club".

The 24-year-old winger put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Premier League side on Friday, as he completed his move from Dutch outfit Heerenveen.

Assaidi is overjoyed to be playing for the former European champions and insists that despite offers from other clubs, his heart was set on joining Liverpool from the start.

"I am delighted to have signed for this big club," the Moroccan told the club's official website. "I spoke with the managing director, Ian [Ayre], first when he came to Holland. After we spoke, I had a good feeling. Then I spoke with the coach (Brendan Rodgers) and when I did, he gave me a good feeling.

"The fans here are great - they make a brilliant atmosphere in the stadium. This is a great club and you can't say 'no' to it. I had offers from Galatasaray, Spartak Moscow and Ajax - but as I said before, I had a good feeling after speaking with the coach.

"When Liverpool come to you and say they want you, you never say no to this big club. I am very happy to be here. I signed today for one of the biggest clubs in the world."

Assaidi is Liverpool's third signing of the summer following the Reds' acquisitions of Fabio Borini and Joe Allen.

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