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Adam Idah Gets Honest on Permanent Future

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With Adam Idah’s fruitful loan spell at Celtic over, the future of the young striker remains uncertain.

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Soccer Football – Scottish Cup – Final – Celtic v Rangers – Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – May 25, 2024 Celtic’s Adam Idah celebrates after winning the Scottish Cup REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

While Celtic, under Brendan Rodgers, has expressed a strong desire to retain Idah, the complexity of his contract situation with Norwich City introduces potential hurdles.

Idah’s impact at Celtic has been significant, punctuated by crucial goals that have endeared him to the Celtic fans and heightened his market value. He was described as a catalyst for Celtic’s successes last season by manager Brendan Rodgers.

His recent performances for Ireland have only added to his appeal, suggesting a rising price tag that Celtic might find challenging to meet.

Norwich’s managerial change has introduced further complexities, with new manager Johannes Hoff keen to evaluate Idah during the pre-season, potentially integrating him into the team’s plans moving forward.

Idah, contracted with Norwich until 2028, shared his thoughts on the situation:  “Celtic is a massive club and built off the fans,” he said, quoted by Football Scotland. 

“Playing Games like the Cup Final, and scoring the winner, I’m sure the fans will appreciate it and I appreciate them just as much.

“I’m still contracted to Norwich and have four years left there. I’m still going back to Norwich as it stands, I haven’t really thought too much about it. I spoke briefly to Norwich about when I’m coming back. It’s difficult at the start of the window as it’s coming up to our summer holidays and we’re on internationals right now.

“I’ve never been in this situation before and don’t know much about how it works. We’re on internationals right now and that is my main focus. Then I’ll get a holiday or two in and see what happens.”

The striker’s future will likely become clearer after the international break and as the summer transfer window progresses. Whether Idah will return to Celtic or remain at Norwich to prove himself under new management remains an open question, one that will be watched closely.

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