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Scottish Premiership side line up swoop for Norwich City attacker



According to The Edinburgh Evening News, Hearts want to sign Norwich City forward Steven Naismith this summer.

Naismith has spent the second half of the season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Hearts and his future at Norwich looks uncertain.

The 31-year-old has made a good impact during his time back in Scotland and has indicated his willingness to extend his stay at Tynecastle.

Hearts will explore the possibility of another loan or a permanent deal for Naismith but that might depend on his current wages at Carrow Road.

Naismith only managed three games for Norwich this season, all of which came in August, before he was shipped out on loan during the January transfer window.

Since his switch back to the Scottish Premiership, the former Kilmarnock, Rangers and Everton man has scored three goals in eight starts for Hearts.

Naismith is out of favour under Daniel Farke at Norwich and is not popular with the fans either after he failed to live up to expectations following his move from Everton in January 2016.

The 45-cap Scotland international has offered Hearts more than he managed to offer the Canaries and could now complete a permanent move away from East Anglia this summer.

The Verdict

Naismith signed a three and a half year deal in January 2016, meaning that he is entering the final year of his deal at Norwich. It is unlikely that he will get another chance at Carrow Road and a move back to Scotland is in his best interests. However, it is up to him to force this through as it is unlikely that Hearts will be able to pay his full current wage packet.

Norwich fans – Would you like to see Naismith leave permanently? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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