Naismith ‘delighted’ to complete Norwich switch

Date published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 5:16

Steven Naismith: Forward fell out of favour at Everton

Steven Naismith says Norwich have shown their “class” after the forward finally completed his transfer from Everton.

Norwich manager Alex Neil failed in an attempt to sign Naismith in the summer, but has finally landed his man for an undisclosed fee, reportedly in the region of £8.5million.

And the 29-year-old, who has signed a three-and-a-half year deal, is “delighted” to have his long-term future sorted out after falling out of favour at Goodison Park.

“I’m very happy to have signed because now I can concentrate on the football side of things,” he told the Norwich official website.

“Norwich have displayed class in the way they’ve done their business all the way through. They’ve shown how much they wanted me, which is great, and I’m delighted to be here.”

The Scotland international has made only four starts in the Premier League this term, despite scoring a hat-trick against Chelsea in September.

And Neil hopes the former Rangers man can bag the goals which helps the Canaries avoid relegation.

“We are delighted to conclude this deal and bring Steven to the club,” he added.

“He’s a proven performer at Premier League level and an established international with Scotland so arrives with excellent pedigree.”

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