His deal ensures that he will finish his career in Gorgie. The 32-year-old has penned a four-year deal with the club.
Some Hearts fans are buzzing to have Naismith signed up for the long haul.
No getting ahead of myself but can see in future Naismith being a future manager!! For me I’d make him team captain at hearts rather than Berra. For me Steven is more of a leader and will shout shout all day and that’s what we need.
— believeinyourself (@richard_1874) August 1, 2019
What a fantastic piece of business from Hearts. Naismith no doubt a well sought after player. A 4 year deal is tremendous work. https://t.co/zIuLWmRlCx
— Heart of Midlothian (@TheHMFCReview) August 1, 2019
— David Weir (@DavidWeirHMFC) August 1, 2019
Give him the captaincy
— Sligo Jambos (@SligoJambos) August 1, 2019
— Moray (@morayhmfc) August 1, 2019
Hearts going to be a different team now Steven Naismith is back. What a signing 🇱🇻😍
— Lewis Mitchell (@LewisGMitchell) August 1, 2019
Could Hearts fans have a potential leader in Naismith?
You would like to think that a coaching role of some description lies in wait for him at the end of this deal.
In the meantime though his efforts will very much be focused on delivering the goods himself out on the park.
Naismith’s big aim this season won’t be goals and assist as such, it’ll be staying fit. He missed a large chunk of last term through injury. He’ll be determined to get through a full campaign with no medical hitches.
Could he be a future captain for the Jambos? The potential is there. He’s likely going to be in this side for longer than current skipper Christophe Berra is. They’ll need a new leader if that’s the case.
Naismith could be that man. Who knows, maybe he will become a permanent Gorgie captain at some stage during his four-year deal.