Celtic should sign Adam Idah and Paulo Bernardo permanently

His arrival wasn’t greeted with too much enthusiasm, but he played a massive part in our double win. Now is the time to sign Adam and also Paulo Bernardo permanently…

When Adam Idah arrived at Celtic Park on a cold winter’s night in early February, his arrival wasn’t exactly greeted with much enthusiasm. But yesterday on a warm spring day at Hampden he was the toast of the Celtic supporters as he struck the goal that won us the Scottish Cup, burst theRangers bubble and clinched Celtic the double.

Make no mistake, Adam played a massive part in our league and cup win. His late goals against Hibs, Motherwell and theRangers proved crucial in the destination of the title.

Yesterday the big Irishman wrote himself into Celtic folklore by grabbing a fine opportunist strike right at the death to bring the Scottish Cup back home to Paradise.

The big question now is will the board sanction the cash for a permanent move for the Irish international? He’s a player that Brendan clearly rates so the club should be making it a priority to sign him up on a permanent basis.

That goal will no doubt have added another million or so into his price tag, but it’s money that we’ve got to spend.

Not just because of his winner yesterday, but his overall contribution of nine goals in 19 games in his short time at the club. Has a loanee ever made such a vital contribution to the club?

Adam’s a very talented player who gives us an extra dimension up front, and one who will only get better under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers. And crucially it’s pretty clear that the striker wants to play for Celtic.

The same can also be said of fellow loanee Paulo Bernardo, who played a huge part in Adam’s winning goal. Paulo who despite not being a regular has showed he has great potential in the games he has played this season. Over to you Celtic.

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  1. Terry McHugh on

    Idah’s goals have helped win us somewhere in the region of 40 to 60 million. Lets not quibble over 6 million to buy him

  2. Sign Idah ,bring in another striker and sell Kyogo back to Japan.
    All sorts of excuses made for his below par performances including poor management and tactics.
    I feel his best days are behind him given his style and physique.
    He owes Celtic nothing.
    Idah is a young player with great potential. I hope the new manager at Norwich doesn’t take him back.
    Hail Hail.

    • Rabbie Burns on

      Kyogo can play left, no idea why he has never been played there. He’d be better than Maeda who only offers tracking back and yesterday again he provided absolute zero going forward.. one cross.

      Kuhn not good enough either. Scales distribution awful & Rocki would be right in being pissed off .. and pissin off because of it.

      Game was cryin out for big Idah yesterday & we look a better team with him there. Play Kyogo left & Idah centre & watch us destroy teams.

  3. Would agree both would be good additions to our squad imo?
    At around the 6M mark for each player, many would have thought that we aren’t getting the same value for money that CCV and Jota provided for ourselves?
    Fair point alright, but have Idah and Paulo provided more to our success this season, than the current value of kyogo and Hatate have, within the run in of the season?
    Actually believe Idah and Paulo are more suitable for what Rodgers is trying to form for this team now, so therefore believe that both should become permanent signings imo?
    Paulo has the added experience of CL also and didn’t let himself down either at such a level, even with the room for improvement to be made?
    We have to be aiming to get more quality in squad depth for a CL venture, especially when such ready-made player’s at such a level are going to be out of our price range?
    So forming an overall squad that can fit into the way Rodgers wants to be able to set the team up, still remains key to ourselves to remain competitive and successful on all fronts, that matches the demands of our club?
    Still someway to go before getting that in place for ourselves all the same, but still believe Idah and Paulo can go someway in helping reducing the issue facing ourselves this summer imo?