Italian clubs tipped to return for in-form Celtic player

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Celtic's January transfer decisions were heavily criticised by the supporters and rightfully so. The club did not even end up meeting minimum expectations. A left-back was not signed at all while the void at striker was filled by signing Adam Idah on a loan deal from Norwich City, with not even an option to sign him permanently in the summer included in it.

A month on and it looks like most Celtic fans would have been happier if an option was included in the loan deal. That is because Idah has been absolutely fantastic for the Hoops so far.

He had been written off by many before he had even touched a ball for Celtic. But he is starting to prove a lot of doubters wrong and might have moved ahead of Kyogo Furuhashi in the pecking order.

There had been claims earlier in the month that Norwich City would be open to letting him go for a £3 million offer in the summer. But that number might skyrocket if Idah continues to perform like this. And Chris Sutton has tipped other clubs to be interested in the striker as well.

Italian clubs tipped to return for in-form Celtic player

Italian clubs were believed to hold an interest in Idah in January. And as reported by Pinkun, Sutton said while speaking in his latest exclusive column:

"I'm really pleased for him. The goals are important but it's more the quality of them. It will be an interesting one to watch what happens at the end of the season.

"If he does well at Celtic, I suspect he will want to stay. But the lack of option in the deal will keep potential other 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."

The big question mark surrounding Idah when he arrived in Glasgow was his lack of goals at Norwich City. He certainly is scoring consistently in a Celtic shirt so far.

That being said, it might be a bit too early to get carried away by Idah's early form at Celtic. Many will remember how well Albian Ajeti had done after arriving at Parkhead and scored his first five goals for the club very quickly. But his form faded away after that and he never managed to deliver consistently again.