Everton star completes £8.5m switch to Norwich City

Norwich City have completed the £8.5m signing of Steven Naismith from Everton, BBC reports.

The 29-year-old struggled for game time under manager Roberto Martinez this season despite scoring a hat-trick against current Premier League champions Chelsea back in September.

He has now penned a three-and-a-half year deal at Carrow Road as he looks to feature on a regular basis under Canaries boss Alex Neil.

Naismith revealed via the club’s official website that he’s happy with the transfer, while praising the manner in which his switch from Goodison Park was handled.

“I’m very happy to have signed because now I can concentrate on football,” he said.

“Norwich have displayed class in the way they’ve done their business.

“They’ve shown how much they wanted me, which is great.”

The Scotland international is now the fifth addition to the Canaries’ squad during the current January window, with Matt Jarvis, Ivo Pinto, Timm Klose, and Ben Godfrey all recently joining.

Norwich tried to sign the forward back in the summer, but saw their previous £7million bid rejected by the Toffees.

He only managed to register four league starts for Everton this term, while featuring a further six times from the bench, scoring a total of three goals.