Date: 9th June 2018 at 10:02am
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Hearts are working hard to agree on a deal with Norwich City to take Steven Naismith to Tynecastle, report the Edinburgh Evening News.

I’m cautiously optimistic upon hearing this because Naismith is probably the highest earner at the club and with a year left on that megabucks contract, moving him on has to be a priority this summer.

I doubt any Norwich fan was more excited by the transfer of Naismith from Everton, at the time, than me. He had a proven Premier League track record and had a storming debut for the Canaries against Liverpool, scoring a goal and winning a penalty in the 4-5 defeat to the Reds.

Since then though, Naismith has failed to make much of an impact, even in the Championship last season. He moved on loan to Hearts last January and made 16 appearances and scored four goals.

Hearts manager, Craig Levein said “I’ve been in contact with Norwich and Steven’s agent. They need to sort out their situation before we can do anything so, again, it’s a case of wait and see.”

It seems that the player doesn’t have a future at Norwich, so extricating himself from his Norwich contract seems the way forward.

From my best estimates, I reckon Naismith is on around £40-50k per week, which is a millstone around the club’s neck. If we can move Naismith on then only Jarvis will remain of the club’s really big earners from the Premier League seasons.


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4 Replies to “Hearts “Working Hard” On Deal For Norwich’s Naismith”

  • I would imagine Martin and Klose are on high wages too.

    We can get shot of Naismith but at low fee to save wages so this is another RVW !!

    • I’m not so sure Martin is because remember that he signed his 2yr deal only last summer. Can’t see he was given a massive salary under the current situation…

  • True Tuckster.
    I forgot the club does such stupid things as offering longish deals to players who are
    unlikely to get into first team.
    Hopefully the salary is low enough to be matched at a level he can play in.
    Anyone know how wealthy Kings Lynn owner is : )

  • I agree he must be our highest earner. And after all our efforts to persuade him to join us when it sounded like we were almost begging him,I bet he didn’t have a relegation clause in his contract reducing his wages if relegated

    Biggest disappointment ever. At least Rvw had excuse of no experience in UK and was found to be out if his depth. Naismith had been there and done it yet just seemed angry and frustrated and his heart was never in it for us

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