Norwich City’s loaned out striker Steven Naismith has revealed that he will be joining loan club Hearts on a permanent deal this summer.

Steven Naismith has spent the last 18 months on loan with Scottish Premiership side Hearts from Norwich City, and he has now revealed that he will be joining the Scottish outfit on a permanent basis this summer.

Naismith has been heavily linked with a move away from Norwich over the past few months, with MLS side Sporting Kansas credited with interest, along with Championship outfit Birmingham City. However, the former Everton man will be making a move to Hearts this summer.

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The attacker revealed the news while speaking to The Scotsman.

“To be honest, we’re there. It’s literally just the official side of things that needs to be crossed and dotted if you like.

“The whole time I’ve been at the club it’s been pretty relaxed, the manager, has been great with me. We’ve got an honest relationship and it’s one that when I say I’m going to do something I’ll do it and vice versa. 

“The club have worked really hard to make me feel welcome and offer me something that I feel is acceptable and in return I hope I have given myself everything that I have to offer and hopefully that can carry on for many more years.”

Naismith has been a strong performer for Craig Levein’s Hearts side over the course of the 2018/19 season, scoring 14 goals in 27 games. He has missed chunks of the season through injury but still managed to finish as the club’s top scorer.

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