Adam Idah Is The Real Deal And It’s Time To Sign Him Permanently

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Much was made of Adam Idah’s deadline day loan move, with a number of supporters enraged at the suggestion he would be the answer to a lack of firepower during the first half of the season.

However, the Irishman has proven to be a more than capable backup to Kyogo Furuhashi over the last couple of months, with his goal against Rangers on Sunday marking a significant moment for the Cork born striker.

In comparison, two of Celtic’s most recent striking alternatives, Giorgos Giakoumakis and Oh Hyeon-gyu, both failed to score against Rangers – albeit the latter may yet have a chance to rectify that in future.

This highlights the qute incredible fact that, with the exception of Kyogo, Idah is the first Celtic striker to score against Rangers since Odsonne Edouard back in May 2021.

With it clear that Idah is a player who can make an impact in big games, with his hold-up play, clinical finishing, and ability to run in behind, he was a standout following his introduction from the bench on Sunday.

 Adam Idah added Celtic’s third goal off the bench on Sunday

To judge Idah on Sunday alone would be naive, but with a total of 6 goals and 2 assists since his arrival he’s proven just how valuable he can be to this Celtic side.

Unfortunately, there’s no option to buy in the Irishman’s loan deal, meaning if Celtic look to make the loan move permanent in the summer they’ll likely have to pay a premium due to his recent performances.

What Norwich City may seek for Idah remains to be seen, but if rumours are to be believed, the English Championship side valued him at something around £3 million before the hitman headed north.

This would appears to be a bargain for a 23-year-old international striker with a proven goal-scoring record in the Scottish Premiership.

Amongst other things, Brendan Rodgers was brought in as manager in the summer to progress Celtic on the European stage – in Idah he has a striker who with continued development could make a difference at that level.

Sunday’s goalscoring appearance appears to be just a glimpse of what he potentially could bring next season in the Champions League.

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