Norwich want to keep Adam Idah, but the player wants to move. It could get messy

The saga surrounding the future of Adam Idah took another twist yesterday when it was revealed that both Norwich manager Johannes Hoff Thorup and Sporting director Ben Knapper see the striker’s future at Carrow Road.

Speaking at a fans forum yesterday sporting Director Knapper told supporters of the Canaries that both he and Hoff Thorup want a striker of Adam’s pedigree to stay at the club and see his long term future at the club.

That’s of course unsurprising and totally their prerogative as he is indeed their player after all. A player who is still under contract for another four years so they are in total control of the situation.

Celtic v St Mirren – Adam Idah celebrates scoring during the Premiership match at Celtic Park, Saturday April 13, 2024. Photo Jane Barlow

Adam of course has reiterated that he wants to move to Glasgow. He’s sees his future at Celtic especially after tasting success on the personal and footballing front last season in Scotland.

Playing at Celtic will give him the chance of winning honours and playing champions league football whereas playing at Norwich won’t. It’s only natural that he sees his future at Celtic. He might never get this opportunity again and Celtic is also the club he supports so their is a personal as well as professional reason for Idah’s stance.

With leading figures within Norwich publicly expressing that they want Adam to stay, but the player himself publicly stating that he wants to move, it’s going to get extremely messy….and the price is going to rise as Norwich aim to get maximum value if they are forced into accepting the inevitable outcome.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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