Steven Naismith’s future at Everton appears to be in doubt ahead of the January transfer window, with Roberto Martinez telling the Mirror that talks will be held in the coming weeks to decide whether he will leave Goodison Park.
The report indicates that Everton rejected a deadline day bid from Norwich for the attacker’s signature, but the 29-year-old has started just four Premier League games this term, not played any of the last six fixtures, and scored all his three league goals in the one game against Chelsea.
It appears as if Naismith will look to move away in January, and with him available on the transfer market, Aston Villa should look to sign the attacking when the transfer window opens in the New Year.
Villa are lacking a real consistent attacking player in their first-team squad, and Naismith would bring his wide range of skills to Remi Garde’s team.
His best traits are his attitude and work rate, and Villa need a player in their squad who can take a game by the scruff of the neck and force his teammates to perform to a higher level.
Naismith is a no-nonsense figure and a player who will bring exactly what is expected. He might not be the most flashy or talented, but he will bring goals and assists, and is one of the best team players in the entire division.
Villa have the need to bring in players who are effective more than talented in the January window if they are to secure their top flight survival, and the available Naismith could be the perfect option.