In Focus: Steven Naismith is exactly what Rangers need right now

As reported in an exclusive by The Express, former Rangers hero Steven Naismith is said to be open to a return to Ibrox this summer should his time be called to an end at Norwich City.

What’s the story?

After Norwich failed to win promotion back to the English Premier League, they’re looking for a new way forward next season and that may result in some drastic decisions.

The Express reckon the Canaries could be willing to completely write-off the £8.5m they paid for Naismith just last year in order to get him off the wage bill.

If he comes to an agreement with the club he is said to be open to a sensational return to Rangers, although would have to take a significant wage cut to make it happen.

Should Rangers make their move for the Scotland international?

Still quality there

Naismith left Rangers in 2012 in acrimonious circumstances during a period of financial meltdown that has haunted the Gers ever since. He impressed for Everton in spells in the English Premier League, also regularly appearing for the Scotland national team.

His move to Norwich hasn’t quite worked out for him but despite turning 30, he still has plenty of quality left in him and would be more than capable of playing at Scottish Premiership level.

His hustle, busttle and quality in the final third would undoubtedly improve the Rangers first team.

Pedro Caixinha needs winners in his side and Naismith is certainly that, winning six major honours with the Gers in his spell at Ibrox.

If they can do the deal, he could be exactly what Rangers need in their quest to close the gap on Celtic.