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Norwich City column: Adam Idah move to Celtic good for all parties

After an exhilarating weekend of Emirates FA Cup action, particularly for our Suffolk neighbours, all eyes return to the Championship this weekend.

The Canaries welcome Coventry to Carrow Road tomorrow for what promises to be another tough test of our top-six credentials.

Mark Robins' side currently occupy the final play-off spot, as they look to go one step further than last season, when of course they fell agonisingly short of reaching the Premier League.

Norwich City columnist Edward Seaman wants to see Adam Idah flourish at Celtic.
Norwich City columnist Edward Seaman wants to see Adam Idah flourish at Celtic.

By the time that match comes around, the January transfer window will have slammed shut and our squad for the remainder of the campaign will have been assembled.

At the time of writing, while nothing has been confirmed, it appears as if that squad will not include Adam Idah, as he heads to Scotland for a loan spell at Celtic.

In all honesty, it feels like a good move for all parties.

While I've always believed Idah has the attributes to become a top player, it has become increasingly hard to escape the narrative that it isn't going to happen for him at Carrow Road.

After breaking onto the scene so spectacularly, Idah has struggled to kick on and establish himself as a first-team regular.

He has made just 31 league starts in four years.

It really felt like the long-term injury to Josh Sargent earlier this season was the opportunity to finally do so, but he failed to grab it with both hands. Subsequently, Idah has fallen down the pecking order – so much so the club is happy to sanction his departure.

The hope is that Idah will flourish at Celtic, both in a new environment and in a league where he is bound to have plenty of opportunities to score goals.

If doing so earns him a permanent move to the Hoops then great, that is money that can go towards the required summer rebuild. If not, hopefully the Republic of Ireland international returns an improved player.

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