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Deal close: Norwich set to sign forward from rival Premier League side

naismith3Our resident Norwich City fans haven’t had too much to shout about this season, but they could have something exciting to talk about soon after  reading that Sky Sports have confirmed Steven Naismith is set to complete a medical at the club.

The 29-year old has apparently been the subject of an £8.5 million bid from the Canaries which has been accepted by the Merseyside outfit.

Naismith, who can play as an attacking midfielder, a second striker or a winger, is a versatile player and will provide some much needed depth to Alex Neil’s Norwich side.

Norwich currently languish in 16th place in the Premier League table and have only netted 24 goals in 22 league fixtures.

Meanwhile Naismith, a Scotland international, has scored 18 Premier League goals in 103 appearances for the Toffees and is viewed by some Norwich fans at the pool table to be a great signing for their side.

Speaking after recent rumours indicated that he was interested in luring Naismith to Carrow Road, Neil admitted:

“He is an established Premier League player, who has played in this division for countless years and he has got goals, too. He is versatile, in terms of he can play off either flank, he can play as a 10 and he can play as a nine. He is experienced, he is determined and he has got good legs and can get about the pitch.”

“He is an international and he is a good lad off the pitch, so there is a whole host of reasons as to why we would be interested in that type of player.”

Norwich City fans, can Naismith be the player to lift you away from the relegation zone? Let us know in the comments below!

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