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Norwich sign Steven Naismith for £8.5 million from Everton

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Norwich City have announced the signing of Steven Naismith after a £8.5 million move from Everton, with the forward signing a three and a half year deal.

The 29-year-old, who has been capped 41 times for the Scotland international side, is the fifth signing for City in January following on from the signings of Matt Jarvis, Ivo Pinto, Timm Klose and future prospect Ben Godfrey.

Speaking to the official Norwich City website, Naismith said: “I’m very happy to have signed because now I can concentrate on the football side of things.

“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.”

Norwich, who are currently 16th in the Premier League, had tried to sign the former Rangers forward back in August but their bid of £7 million.

Despite being a regular last season for the Toffees, Naismith only started four games this season and made 13 appearances in total scoring four times.

Naismith signed for Everton in July 2012 on a free transfer after he refused to tupe over his contract following Rangers going into liquidation. He went on to make 123 appearances for the Liverpool side and scored 25 times.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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