The reaction to rumours of Celtic signing Adam Idah on loan from Norwich City have not been positive. The fans had wanted the club to sign a proven and experienced striker who could challenge Kyogo for a spot in the starting XI and guaranteed goals. Players like Bojan Miovski and Lawrence Shankland would have fit the bill. Unfortunately, the Republic of Ireland international does not appear to be that level of player yet.
Idah has always been considered a bright prospect. But at 22 years of age, he does not have a fantastic scoring record, to say the least.
Thus, many have been left confused by Celtic's potential, and what now looks inevitable, move for Idah. And unfortunately, things continue to get more confusing.
As tweeted by Anthony Joseph, Celtic have agreed a loan deal for Idah. It is understood that there’s no option to buy.
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The absence of an option to buy certainly makes very little sense if you are Celtic. One has to wonder what the thinking around the entire move is.
It would have made more sense if it was a loan move for a striker like Danny Ings, who joined West Ham United for a £15 million fee just a year ago. But Idah is still very much a project signing.
So, if he does well at Celtic, Idah will go straight back to Norwich City in the summer. And the Canaries will have all the leverage on their side.
No matter which way you look at it, this does not look like a move that favours Celtic. But then, it would not be the first time that the club have made confusing decisions in recent times. To be honest, the entire January transfer window has not been great for the Hoops.