Stan Collymore suggests Steven Naismith would have been perfect for Aston Villa

Steven Naismith has recently completed a move from Everton to Norwich City.

Stan Collymore says that he would have loved to have seen Aston Villa make an attempt to sign Steven Naismith.

Although Collymore feels that the £8.5 million fee that Norwich City paid for Naismith may be slightly excessive, the former Premier League striker insists that he will be a good buy if he keeps Alex Neil’s side in the top tier.

Naismith’s energy and desire were two of his key attributes at Everton, and Collymore suggests he would have been perfect for Villa - given their current plight.

Norwich made Naismith their number one target in January, and they have been tracking the Scotland international for some time.

At first it seemed that their efforts would prove fruitless, but Naismith did a u-turn on a move to Carrow Road and he now comes in to strengthen their front line.

The Canaries have also made additions at the back in January, and Neil’s squad looks much stronger for the business he has done this month.

Naismith leaves Everton having scored 18 goals in 103 Premier League appearances for the Merseyside club.

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