Adam Idah: “If he does well at Celtic, I suspect he will want to stay,” Sutton

Chris Sutton, initially underwhelmed at Celtic signing Adam Idah from Norwich on a short-term loan in the January transfer window, without an obligation to buy, has changed his tune. Now the former Celtic and Norwich City striker reckons that Brendan Rodgers could actually end up facing stiff competition for the Republic of Ireland striker because of the impact the frontman can make at the defending Scottish Champions for the remainder of this season.

Rodgers made a tactical change at the interval at Fir Park at the weekend with his side trailing 1-0 to Motherwell. Off came Japanese striker Kyogo and in his place came Adam Idah and his two goals set Celtic on course for a much needed victory before Luis Palma put the icing on the cake with a third deep into time added on.

“It’s early days, but he looks like a slightly different player at Celtic,” Sutton told Pink Un. “It’s not fair to say he was going through the motions at Norwich, but you always felt there was more in there to be extracted. The way Idah used his body and his physicality (against Motherwell) really impressed me.

“He held up the ball well and had defenders bouncing off him. It’s been one hell of a start, but they have a couple of games against (the)Rangers before the end of the season, and that is where you really get judged as a Celtic player.”

Several unnamed English sides plus Italian outfit Verona all enquired after Idah in the January window but Celtic was the choice of the player and you would imagine he’ll have a big say in what happens next after the loan spell ends. If thing continue as they are you can’t imagine he’ll be in too great a hurry to go elsewhere.

Sutton has concerns though. “If he does well at Celtic, I suspect he will want to stay. But the lack of option in the deal will keep other potential suitors interested. It wouldn’t surprise me if those Italian teams who displayed a keenness in January to do a deal returned to the table.”

We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it, but the more interest Idah creates in the meantime the better because that will mean he is hitting the back of the net for Celtic. He’s scored two doubles so far in his time at Celtic, a cheeky hat-trick tonight would be lovely would it not?

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