Everton’s Steven Naismith open to Rangers return in future

Everton forward Steven Naismith says that he could go back to Scottish giants Rangers.

Everton forward Steven Naismith has told The Daily Mail that he is open to returning to Rangers in the future.

The Scotland international left the Scottish giants for the Premier League outfit in the summer of 2012.

Naismith’s current contract with the Toffees runs until June 2019, but he has admitted that he could be tempted to move back to Rangers.

“I don't know what will happen in the coming year never mind the future,” the former Kilmarnock star told The Daily Mail when asked if he could see himself ever going back to Ibrox.

“At the moment I love playing for Everton. Since I've been there it's been a great adventure, from being a substitute and not having an impact to playing in most of the big games and having an impact.

“I love it at the moment but you never know things can change so quickly in football. I'd never rule anything out to be honest.”

Naismith is an important player for Everton, and it does not look feasible that the Merseyside outfit will be open to selling him in the summer transfer window.

The 28-year-old has scored six goals and created 25 chances in 25 Premier League appearances so far this season, while having a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 55%.

Rangers are currently in the Scottish Championship, and one suspects that it will be a step back in his career if Naismith joins the Gers at the moment.

However, if the Glasgow return to the Scottish Premiership at the end of the season and finish in the top two next campaign, then perhaps the idea of Naismith returning to Ibrox could become a reality.

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