Norwich City Reject Bid From Scottish Giants Celtic For Striker

Norwich City have turned down a bid from Scottish Champions Celtic for their 23-year-old striker Adam Idah.

The forward had been on loan at Celtic Park last season and was influential as the Hoops won the title, ahead of their bitter rivals Rangers.

As reported by STV, Idah had been on manager Brendan Rodgers’s “want list” this summer, as the double winners look to keep their neighbours at arm’s length. The Canaries though have rejected a bid, and so closing the door – at least for now – on a permanent deal after his loan period ended after his stint north of the border in the second half of last season.

Idah has four years left on his current Carrow Road contract, and there was no option to buy in his loan deal with Celtic.

Rodgers will be left disappointed that a deal couldn’t be done as at the end of their season he quoted the frontman as being “immense”.

The Republic of Ireland international will now continue his development under new Norwich boss Johannes Hoff Thorup.

Rodgers waxed lyrical about Idah, who scored a late winner in the Scottish Cup Final to seal the double. “He’s been the real catalyst for us. I knew what I was getting, he’s fast and dynamic and has strength.

“What he’s shown since coming in is he is a goalscorer. Great headers, great movement in the box. He’s been absolutely immense for us and he’s clearly someone I would like to do something with.”

Writer’s View

Adam Idah will have to start the season with a clear head after turning many in his short spell at Celtic. He is though a Norwich City player and will have to knuckle down and show his worth, again, in front of the Carrow Road faithful.

Should he pick up where he left off last season, then he could be the key to City’s push for promotion this time around. Something that failed to kick in last season. Should he manage that, then more doors could open, this time maybe the riches of Premier League football.

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