30-year-old international striker open to Ibrox move - report
By Matt Bullin
Norwich City striker Steven Naismith would welcome a return to Rangers, according to a report.
The Daily Express claims that although Naismith has two years left on his contract at Carrow Road, he would be open to a return to Ibrox this summer.
After Norwich’s failure to return to the Premier League this term, the 30-year-old could be open to making a summer move.
The 45-time Scotland international is reportedly one of the top earners at Norwich and the club paid £8.5million to sign him from Everton in January 2016.
However the report claims the club “may be prepared to write off” the fee paid, though Rangers would have to “come to an agreement” over the rest of his contract.
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Naismith, who would need to accept a pay cut if he were to move, left Rangers on a free transfer when the club went into administration in 2012.
The 30-year-old has featured 32 times in all competitions for Norwich this term, scoring seven goals.
Football Insider verdict
If Naismith is willing to take a wage cut, this is an ideal move for both parties. Norwich get to offload an ageing player who has not been at his best this year, while the Gers welcome back an experienced goal scorer and fan favourite. The Scot played well over 100 league and cup games during his first spell at Ibrox between 2007 and 2012, and scored 33 goals. The 30-year-old would bring a wealth of experience to Pedro Caixinha’s young side, as well as a much needed injection of quality.
In other Rangers transfer news, here are three reasons why the club should make a move for this experienced centre back available on a free.