Adam Idah has EVERYTHING as giddy Celtic transfer belief sees Brendan Rodgers place striker in elite company

Adam Idah has EVERYTHING as giddy Celtic transfer belief sees Brendan Rodgers place striker in elite company

Many angry supporters saw Idah as the embodiment of yet another failed transfer window.

Adam Idah
Adam Idah

At Pittodrie on Saturday, there was at least one delightful surprise in store for Celtic fans on an otherwise gloomy day. It arrived in the form of the towering, rippling Adam Idah, who came off the bench to deliver a more remarkable cameo than many had anticipated given his history as a fringe player at Norwich City. The 22-year-old was a talking point because he was strong, powerful, quick, and had an incredibly polished first touch. This was surprising because he had only recently arrived, seemingly as a last-minute punt before the transfer window closed for another six months.

Idah may have looked far better than was realistically expected, but Liam Scales, who was occupied holding down the fort at the other end of the pitch, was not at all surprised by his brief introduction. They have a long history together, dating back to their days as members of the Republic of Ireland’s under-21 squad. Scales was not one of the many people that Idah caught off guard, even though there were many others.

He is a top player

And if his old friend is selected to spearhead Celtic’s attack tonight as the champions try to get back on track with three points against Hibs at Easter Road, he won’t be nearly as shocked. “He is a top player,” Scales declared. I’ve seen him quite a bit. When he first joined the Irish under-21 team at the age of 17, I was in the team with him. By the time he was 18 or 19, he was a member of the first team. He was playing against the center half for Inter Milan when I last saw him play against Italy. Even though Adam was only seventeen, he was treating him like a doll and running circles around him.

Therefore, even though many people won’t have seen much of him, I am aware of his potential. Just watching how he performs here excites me. I feel positive about it. Scales isn’t by himself. At a pivotal point in the campaign, Brendan Rodgers was actually trying, and failing, to contain his own excitement about what Idah might be about to bring to the party yesterday at the club’s Lennoxtown headquarters.

Additionally, the manager is experiencing a tantalizing flashback to his previous tenure as manager due to the possibility of pairing the new boy with Kyogo Furuhashi.

Potential to be a top-tier strike

When asked if Idah was prepared to start in Edinburgh for the first time, Rodgers replied, “Oh yeah, without a doubt.” The problem is that, prior to joining us, he had played in about 20 games this season. That means he’s fit and ready for action.” This boy has the potential to be a top-tier striker if I can help him develop his talent.” He’s not just a boy who you can only get to a certain level with, even if you max out everything. This is 6 feet 2 inches, power, speed—this is everything. We’ll play to his strengths because he wants to run in behind, so once he establishes relationships with the other players and the runs, he’s going to be a real handful

After that, I worked with him on the training field and watched his performance yesterday. He was incredibly talented with both feet, spin, and strike.

“We had the makings of a great combination between Odsonne Edouard and Moussa Dembele the last time I was here.” Everything was ready, and it was very thrilling, but we unavoidably lost one. However, we have the opportunity to do so in the upcoming months to provide us with that quality and threat while still preserving the structure we wish to work with.

The irony is that, naturally, a lot of irate fans saw Idah as the embodiment of yet another failed transfer window. However, Rodgers continued, “I’ve experienced that with a number of players. I was not too dissimilar from Wayne Routledge when I took him to Swansea.

“At Crystal Palace, I had witnessed him as a young player coming through the academy when he was 19 years old.” He was an excellent player, but after Crystal Palace was demoted from the Premier League, he moved to Tottenham and made a few more poor decisions.

He was outstanding

“We acquired him from Newcastle based on my knowledge of his abilities.” Perhaps he had simply lost his way for a brief period of time in his career. Perhaps he was slightly broken. Can we then put him back together and give him some confidence? And for Swansea, he was outstanding.

“This guy, who appears to have everything, is here now. Nonetheless, it’s obvious that something is off. He’s suffered a few injuries, and when a team is struggling and needs experience, it’s not always possible for the young player making progress at his own club to stay on the squad.

“But he overcame that; he’s played in over 100 games and earned 25 caps for his country. Now that he’s moved away, he occasionally feels as though he’s ready to play. For even if we sign him for two or three years when he comes to us, he can still leave at age 25 and have an additional ten years.

Idah wasn’t an impulsive decision

But this time will introduce him to proper football, whether he stays for four months or four years. It will instruct him on how to come here, succeed, and raise his level of play. He wasn’t an impulsive decision. It had to do with accessibility.

“Instead of just adding a journeyman striker who could be a backup, I only wanted to bring in someone who could truly excite me and add to this team.” I would much rather give our younger players that chance. But if we can get Adam to play consistently, we have a real player with enormous potential. That excites me as well.

Scales has made it his mission to familiarize Idah with the quirks of living in his new hometown. And the hysteria that is about to descend upon him as a title race comes down to the final moments. Despite this, he managed to persuade the striker to accept it.

Scales continued, “He can handle all that because he has been expected to be a star since he was very young.” For him, playing as much as possible will be the most important thing.

It’s possible that he wasn’t playing as much as he would have liked at Norwich. After he scored a few goals early in the season, things for him somewhat changed. He will want to be playing and scoring as much as possible at his age. This will be his chance to do that, up here.

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