Updated: 05/07/2012 09:51 | By pa.press.net

Naismith joins Everton

Steven Naismith has left troubled Rangers to join Everton

Steven Naismith has left troubled Rangers to join Everton

Everton have completed the free transfer of former Rangers striker Steven Naismith.

The Scotland international has signed a four-year deal after he terminated his contract with the soon-to-be-liquidated Scottish side, having rejected the chance to move over to the newco club.

Naismith, 25, will now join up with his new team-mates for the start of pre-season training this week.

"It is a great honour to be joining a club of Everton's wonderful history and to have the chance to play with such a talented group of players in the world's best league in front of such a passionate group of fans," Naismith told evertonfc.com.

"I look forward greatly to working with the manager David Moyes and all the staff at Everton and working hard to deliver on the pitch to repay their, and the chairman Mr (Bill) Kenwright's, faith and belief in me."

Moyes was keen to add greater strength to the forward line and believes Naismith will fit in well at Goodison Park.

"We are delighted that Steven has agreed to join us," said the Scot.

"He will be an excellent addition to the players we already have and we look forward to him being fit and ready to play at the start of the season.

"He is an established international who can play in a number of positions.

"He has a flexibility we always like in our players and which will hopefully prove to be very useful for us."

04/07/2012 12:21
As a lifelong Rangers fan I wish you all the best at Everton.And hope you get it on with Jelavic sorry to see both of you leave Rangers good luck.
04/07/2012 12:18
So funny how all the Rangers fans come on here calling the  players scum, etc, etc because they chose to have a career and support their families by moving to new clubs, yet conveniently forget everything these players have done for the club including taking a pay cut to ensure no playing staff were not turfed out of Ibrox as soon as it was obvious that there would need to be cut-backs made.

Good luck to Naismith, I'm a Liverpool fan but have to say with this signing, and Donovan probably coming back you can see why when any top jobs come up David Moyes name is always linked (not sure there are many other managers others able to work so efficiently on a tighter budget than most), just glad he's remained loyal to the blues.
04/07/2012 10:51
Nothing against Everton.... wish you all the best, you have Nikica..... he is a legend!!!
04/07/2012 10:32
as a rangers fan :-( 
 you got a great player  who should do wonders with jelavic up front  , will defo keep an eye on them
04/07/2012 10:44

Calm down evertonians . There is already a big 5. City, United, arsenal , chelsea, and spurs, No doubt this signing will make you stronger but not better than any of those teams,

But that should help to put you top of the next 3 teams of newcasltle everton and alas my team LFC who so far have failed to sign any one and seem content to just try and not loose any players. and will prob finish 8th again.


This should be a great season for the blue side of liverpool  but you wont break the top 5 just yet. Bit of silverwear though???????? could be.

P.S and im gonna get it in the ear for this one.WE NEED A JOINT 80,000 - 90,000 seater stadium in liverpool this would enable the reds and blues to comepte with city and united.  neither club can afford a decent stadium on their own . The reds will end up with a measly 60,000 seater and everton 50,000 if your lucky to get anything at all.


Anyway i look forward to hearing all the people shout and scream at me for my comments

04/07/2012 11:22

so what you celtic fans are saying is ,

you hope you are playing in a league where you win every single game by 5 goals and have no competition what so ever.have no big games. you lose all your star players because they have no challenge and no money because the gates are down because every one is bored of watching Celtic win every single game.


04/07/2012 10:56
soon to be liquidated
they have been liquidated

04/07/2012 10:14

  brilliant  lets  hope hes  the first  of a few good  signings this season

04/07/2012 10:27
Great news ,and it looks like Landon Donovan is coming back again . Onwards and upwards .
04/07/2012 11:12
nice one Davie,cant wait to see how he shapes up I bet you have got us another winner.Please dont let our Bainsie go
to the lfc supporter your the second red fan in a week ive listened to thats stating the obvious and starting to look to the realistic future instead of living past glories must be all the rain we are having ?
Remember, David Moynes, has little money to spend at Everton, this could be a shrewd signing. My only criticism of Naismith, is that he has little pace, and you need pace to do well in the Premiership.
04/07/2012 15:51
David Moyes is a clever manager. He runs a good team on a shoestring budget.
04/07/2012 23:03
Have full confiedence in Moyes he's a really outstanding manager, Deals well with the ups and downs with EVERTON . COME ON YOU BLUES , LET THIS BE THE SEASON.
04/07/2012 13:08
we all know rangers will not be in the scottish premier due to the fact most spl clubs will vote against them,i think they should start in the bottom division and count them selves lucky they are allowed in the league.rangers got to greedy trying to buy the league tital with all these foriegn players.now they have mountains of debt that they cant pay back.as for that green he is on another planet if he thinks not having rangers in the spl will effect the small clubs.ali mcCoyst should of quit when the going was good
04/07/2012 16:48

David Moyes is one of the best managers around and i think and hope he will replace Fergie at Utd in a couple of years. He has made many good signings for next to nothing and has developed a very good youth and scouting proggrames. Hopefully half his squad won't be fit for the first day of the season as Goodison Park is a very tough place to go to, thanks to Moyes. Everton will be challenging for Europe this season, no doubt. Oh and Naismith should work out well too, should strike up quite a partnership with Jelavic again.

05/07/2012 10:02

In reply to Ian Harvey if your a fan of the team which plays at SHANFIELD as it was known last  year and i think you are BIG BRENDAN will have you back where you belong in the championship. You lot go on about KING KENNY was more like a bloody JESTER last season, lets face it your a one player club if STEVIE G aint playing pool aint playing by the way STEVIE G is a blues fan,as for DAVID MOYES he`s a man of few words he lets his actions do the talking NAISMITH wanted to come to everton because of JELAVIC plus the history of the club another good bit of wheeling and dealing by moyes im a bluenose through and through hope AVB dosen`t rate Steve Pienaar DM might pick him up cheap to the difference between Everton and Liverpool is easy to see Everton have 11 grafters on the pitch not 11 primadonnas 134 years of topflight football  EFC the PEOPLES CLUB COYB IMWT. 


Great signing for Everton

More fire power up front

Will be the Big 5 from now on.

Just needed to hold on to the rest of the squad.


Will be a great signing for Everton.

This will make the so called big 4 into 5

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