£50k-a-week forward eager for Rangers move within 48 hours of switch, deal agreed - reports
Norwich forward Steven Naismith is within 48 hours of completing his move to Hearts, according to a report.
The Daily Record claims that Rangers-linked Naismith, 31, is desperate for first-team football after falling down the pecking order at Carrow Road and now there is a loan deal agreed for him to move to Hearts for the rest of the season.
Naismith has previously made it clear that he is eager to have a second chance to play for the Light Blues, but now it seems that chance will have at least have to wait until the summer with him bound for Tynecastle.
The Scotsman has previously reported that Naismith is earning a whopping £50,000-a-week in his current deal in Norwich after he signed for them from Everton for £8.5million in 2016.
The Scotland international left Rangers in 2012 in the aftermath of their financial meltdown, but the way he exited Ibrox was not ideal for fans as he refused to acknowledge the side being the same entity.
Football Insider verdict
Naismith would have been a good signing for Rangers but Graeme Murty’s swoop for Jason Cummings may have meant the Norwich forward was not needed at Ibrox. He will be a very good signing for Hearts though, who are starting to look like a very solid team under Craig Levein’s leadership. Hearts’ aim will probably be to finish fourth in the league, above rivals Hibernian and with Naismith spearheading their attack, the odds will most likely be in their favour to do that. Naismith moving to Tynecastle is not a massive blow for Rangers because they didn’t need him, but it does strengthen one of their Premiership rivals.
In other Rangers news, a bid is being readied for this midfield dynamo wanted by the Gers.
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