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Norwich Have Signed Striker Naismith

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Norwich City have wrapped up the signing of striker Steven Naismith from Everton on a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Sky sources reported on Monday that the Scottish forward was set to undergo a medical ahead of a potential £8.5m move and the Canaries confirmed the deal had been completed on Tuesday afternoon.

The 41-time capped Scotland international is the fifth player to join Norwich on a permanent basis in January, following the acquisitions of Matt Jarvis, Ivo Pinto, Timm Klose and future prospect Ben Godfrey.

Naismith, who began his career at Kilmarnock, told Norwich’s website: “I’m very happy to have signed because now I can concentrate on the football side of things.

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“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.

Sky sources reported in December that Norwich were to renew their interest in the Scotland international after a failed attempt to sign him last summer

Everton boss Roberto Martinez admitted last week that Naismith was one of three players set to leave Goodison Park along with Aiden McGeady and Darron Gibson.

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It is understood the Naismith deal stalled last week after interest from Swansea City before being renewed over the last few days.

Canaries boss Alex Neil added: “We are delighted to conclude this deal and bring Steven to the club.

He’s a proven performer at Premier League level and an established international with Scotland so arrives with excellent pedigree.”

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