Kris Commons shocked by Rangers as £50k-a-week forward medical is reportedly scheduled
Former Celtic attacker Kris Commons has admitted he was shocked that Rangers did not try to sign forward Steven Naismith from Norwich after he was made available by the English Championship club.
Sky Sports reports that Naismith, 31, is scheduled to have a medical with Hearts on Thursday to complete a loan move to Tynecastle until the end of the season.
It is understood that Rangers had been beaten to his signature by the Edinburgh club, but the general consesus is that the Scotland international was more keen on a move to Ibrox than it was the club being interested in him.
Commons believes that Naismith will be a very good addition to the Hearts squad, but he senses that the Light Blues had missed an opportunity in trying to swoop for the ex-Everton ace.
“I thought it was an ideal partnership if he could have got to Rangers,” Commons told BBC Scotland’s Sportsound, as quoted on the BBC Sport website.
“But the fact that Hearts have got him, it is a great sign of intent.”
The former Celtic player added: “I am very surprised that Rangers didn’t go for him.
“At the moment, Kenny Miller’s not fit, Alfredo Morelos – I’ve seen him play very hot and cold.”
Rangers have already strengthened their attacking unit by signing Jason Cummings from Nottingham Forest and Jamie Murphy from Brighton.
However Commons clearly still reckons that another centre-forward like Naismith is needed at Ibrox.
Naismith had fell down the pecking order at Norwich this season and the East Anglia side appear to have moved to offload him due to his £50,000-a-week wages – a huge deal for a fringe player at a mid-table second-tier club.
In other Rangers news, there have been discussions held about the Gers’ hunt to sign this international playmaker from the Premier League.
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