Accrington Stanley forward Kal Naismith has been a transfer target for Bury FC for weeks now & the speculation is that Bury will make one more last ditch effort to sign the 22-year old who was released by Rangers last summer.
Naismith had an impressive season in England’s League Two – scoring 12 goals in 33 league appearances.
Bury submitted a bid for Naismith’s services earlier in August that was labeled ‘derisory’ by Accrington Stanley’s manager. At the time, James Beattie told The Lancashire Telegraph – “The chairman informed me of Bury’s offer and for a player of Kal’s calibre it’s nowhere near the valuation I hold of him. But me and the chairman get along great and we’re reading from the same page, and I understand the financial boost that a decent offer or sudden cash injection would give the club.”
“’I’ve always said I’ll help my players move on to progress their career, and that will never change.”
“I certainly won’t take any sort of derisory offers for my players. But we’ll try to do things as proper as we can and I think the correct valuation of a player will be sought.”
“We won’t be asking for ridiculous money and I don’t think teams should chance their arm and come in with offers that are way under valuation.”
The talk of Bury rekindling interest in Naismith comes as a bit of a surprise given they have already added two forwards – Danny Rose on a loan from Burnley & Danny Mayor on a season long loan from Sheffield Wednesday. Maybe Bury are making one last bid to add a player that may contribute more to the club in the long term…or it is simply a case of dusting off old news on a day of endless transfer speculation. We shall see…