Liverpool winger Oussamma Assaidi has joined Stoke City on a season-long loan deal, the Stoke Sentinel has reported.
The development comes soon after Stoke boss Mark Hughes revealed that he was hoping to fend off interest in the Moroccan from Championship Queens Park Rangers.
Assaidi, 25, has struggled to make an impact at Anfield since signing from Heerenveen almost a year ago -- but Hughes sees him as player who can broaden Stoke’s attacking options.
He becomes Stoke's fourth signing of the summer, following Erik Pieters, Marc Muniesa and Juan Agudelo to the Britannia Stadium.
Hughes said: "Oussama had a few options, and I'm delighted he has chosen to join us.
"He's an exciting player who has great pace and is very direct, and he will certainly add another dimension to what we already have at the club."
Chiefexecutive Tony Scholes said: "Mark identified the need to add more pace to the team, and Oussama certainly fits the bill. He is an exciting talent."
The winger had also interested clubs in Belgium and the Netherlands, but it is thought he was keen to remain in England and prove himself after his Liverpool frustrations.
Stoke also remain interested in giving Peter Odemwingie a fresh start away from West Bromwich Albion and have tabled a £2 million offer for the Nigeria international.
However, they face competition from Swansea and Cardiff. Swansea is believed to be Odemwingie's preferred destination, and manager Michael Laudrup, who has already had a £1.8 million bid turned down, could improve that offer.