As reported by the Daily Mail, Rangers aren’t the only club chasing the signature of Steven Naismith this January.
Craig Levein’s Hearts are also reportedly in the market to bring him back to Scottish football from the fringes of the Norwich City squad, leaving some Light Blues fans worried they’ll miss out on his return.
Rated at £3.6m by Transfermarkt, the Scotland international has struggled to fit in at the Canaries and appears destined to return to the league where he made his name before winning a big move to Everton in 2012.
The player was consistently an effective attacking force during his spell at Ibrox, winning trophies and scoring or assisting plenty of goals.
Now 31, he may not be at his peak but still has the talent and experience to shine in the Scottish Premiership and if Hearts manage to bring him to Tynecastle it would be seen as an ambitious move.
Rangers supporters still want him though, taking to Twitter to discuss his potential move to Edinburgh and pleading with manager Graeme Murty to sign him up…
I think letting Steven Naismith move to hearts is a bad idea . Along the same lines of letting Lafferty go there and sign Herrera instead . He guy is better than what we have #Rangers
— Graeme McCall (@TheGraeme5088) January 11, 2018
Don't let Hearts sign Naismith it will only come back to bite us
— iansmithplasrtering@ (@smiddy12323q) January 11, 2018
Rangers need to get the finger out and sign Naismith
— Sandy Logan (@SandyLo90674331) January 11, 2018
@GraemeMurty Please sign Naismith. No-brainer. Fucking stupid mistake if we don’t.
— Glenn Macfarlane (@GRMac94) January 11, 2018
Apparently Steven Naismith want to come to Rangers and says he will play for free until the end of the season . If this is true we need to sign him ASAP 🔴⚪🔵
— Ross MacNicol (@RossMacNicol1) January 8, 2018
Sign Naismith if the rumours are true. give the boy another go! @RangersFC
— Alan Campbell (@alcam1978) January 8, 2018
Rangers should be selfish like Naismith was. Sign him. Use him. Who cares what he gets out of it as long as we benefit. And when we are done with him, bye.
— The Genre Spanner (@MrGammon2) January 8, 2018
Hearts going to get Naismith by the looks of it. I just hope we don’t regret not moving for him! For the sake of 10k a week he’s worth it in my eyes even with his past
— Ibrox Views (@IbroxViews) January 11, 2018