Norwich City Star Closing In On £5 Million Summer Exit

Norwich City loan striker Adam Idah is closing in on a permanent move away from Carrow Road following a successful stint at Celtic, according to the latest reports.

The Cork-born centre-forward spent the first half of the 2023/24 campaign with the Canaries but failed to nail down a regular starting spot in David Wagner’s lineup. Having had more minutes after Josh Sargent’s injury early in the season, Idah found himself back on the bench once the United States international returned from the sidelines.

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As a result, the 23-year-old was sent out on loan to Celtic, with former Leicester City and Swansea City head coach Brendan Rodgers keen to bolster his attacking department following a small blip in form in mid-season. Idah quickly became a fan favourite at Parkhead, bagging eight goals and recording two assists in merely 18 appearances for the European giants.

Furthermore, the Irishman scored some extremely important goals for Celtic throughout this half-season stint in Scotland, including a stoppage-time winner on Saturday in the Scottish Cup Final against bitter rivals Rangers to seal a 1-0 win.

Speaking in an interview back in April, Idah was questioned about reports linking him with a permanent move to Celtic from Norwich City in which he hinted that it gives him “confidence” hearing that the club want him.

“It does give you a lot of confidence when you hear the club might want you. It makes you feel really part of this club. I’m really grateful to be here.”

Idah could potentially get his wish this summer. The Daily Record released a report late on Monday night claiming that the Celtic board are keen to fulfil Rodgers’ wish of signing the Republic of Ireland international over the coming months. Previous reports have stated that the Canaries are looking for around £5 million for his services.

Writer’s View

Idah was a rising star at Norwich City and had much promise, having made his debut almost five years ago. Unfortunately, he never fully nailed down a starting spot at Carrow Road, leaving him with question marks over his future which have been made even greater following David Wagner’s dismissal as head coach.

The Irish frontman has seemingly finally found his home in Scotland and will be desperate to remain at Celtic Park next season. It will now be up to the two clubs to agree a fee for the striker to make his dreams come true.

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