Norwich City striker Steven Naismith is keen to remain with Scottish Premiership club Hearts when his loan spell at Tynecastle ends according to the Daily Record.

The 31-year-old Irvine born frontman moved to the Edinburgh-based club in January on a loan deal until the end of the season and the player has impressed with the Jambos.

Naismith is contracted to parent club Norwich City until the end of next season although his future with the Canaries is up in the air. It has been reported that the striker would like to remain with loan club Hearts for the long term should Norwich City boss Daniel Farke look to push the player towards the exit door at Carrow Road.

The Scotland international has made nine appearances for Hearts since returning north of the border while Naismith has scored once. The player had made just three appearances for parent club Norwich City this term prior to his loan move.

Naismith started his career with Kilmarnock, the closest professional club to his hometown. Successful spells with  Rangers and Everton followed before the player joined current club Norwich City in January 2016. The striker has bagged just eight goals for the Canaries in 48 appearances for the club with his last goal coming in a 3-3 draw at Leeds United in April.

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