Report outlines the two key reasons why Steven Naismith has decided to join Norwich City

Norwich City have promised Steven Naismith regular first-team football, while Everton reportedly told him that they would like him to leave to raise funds.

According to a report on the Daily Mirror, Norwich City’s promise of first-team football is what made Stephen Naismith change his mind over the switch.

Naismith originally appeared to decide that a move to Carrow Road was not for him, but he has now reversed his opinion.

Everton told Naismith that he had little chance of breaking back into their first-team after he initially rejected a move to East Anglia, and their eagerness to see him leave has convinced him that a switch would actually be productive.

The Toffees are keen to cash in on Naismith, as Roberto Martinez wants to raise funds, as he plans to make his own additions in January.

Norwich have made Naismith one of their top targets in January, and his arrival should increase their attacking threat.

The Scotland international has been promised to be a key part of Norwich’s first-team by Alex Neil, and he is scheduled to complete a move to East Anglia in the coming days.

Norwich have reportedly paid £8 million to sign Naismith from Everton and if he plays to his full potential he could have a considerable impact at Carrow Road when playing week in, week out.

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