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“The Onus is on the Board” – Chris Sutton Calls for Celtic to Make Big Transfer Move




Chris Sutton has told the Celtic board that it’s down to them to back Brendan Rodgers and get the signing of Adam Idah over the line.

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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 with the trophy after winning the Scottish Cup Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

There have been mixed reports, however, it has been reported that Adam Idah has told Norwich that he wants to return to Celtic, and the finer details, including a medical, are set to be ironed out over the coming days.

Chris Sutton has said that it’s understandable for Norwich to hike their price given Idah’s proven track record. Sutton argued that both parties might need to compromise to finalise the deal, and it looks like that will be the case.

He stressed the importance of this acquisition especially since Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has explicitly stated his desire to add Idah to the team for the upcoming season.

He wrote in the Daily Record: “In all honesty, it would be daft of Norwich not to push up their demands because they are aware that Celtic are getting a proven performer into their ranks. So, as with most deals, both parties are going to have to give a little to get it over the line.

“But the facts are it has to be done. When Rodgers comes out immediately after the Scottish Cup Final and says he wants it done for the next season, the onus is on the board to do it. To be perfectly honest, with the future of Hyeongyu Oh appearing to lie elsewhere given the interest which has been shown in him and his drop down the pecking order when Idah arrived, it’s crucial.

Celtic may have to shell out a little more than they would like to get it over the line, but Idah is no project now. He’s shown he’s the real deal and that’s why, even if they have to go a little further in the spend, it’s a deal that has to be concluded.”

It’s now over to the board to get the deal done, and potentially, make him the first summer signing.