Former Rangers attacker Steven Naismith says it is ‘a great honour’ to join Everton after signing a four-year deal with the club.
The 25-year-old Scotland international moved to Merseyside after refusing to transfer to a Rangers newco.
Naismith will link up with former Ibrox team-mate Nikica Jelavic at Goodison Park.
Speaking about the move, Naismith told the club’s official website: “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: the Barclays Premier League, in front of such a passionate group of fans.
“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 Kenwright’s, faith and belief in me.”
The attacker started his career with Kilmarnock before moving to Glasgow in 2007. His season ended in October last year after he suffering an anterior cruciate ligament damage at Pittodrie, the second such injury in his time at Ibrox.
Everton boss David Moyes expressed his delight at securing the player who has 15 caps for Scotland.
He added: "We are delighted that Steven has agreed to join us. 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."
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