CELTIC’S move for Adam Idah has been forced to be put on hold while Norwich City step up their search for a new manager.

Brendan Rodgers WILL get the financial backing from the Parkhead powerbrokers in his bid for the Republic of Ireland striker who netted nine goals in his short-term loan stint at the champions.

Idah, of course, brought the curtain down on an impressive five months with the last-minute winner over Philippe Clement’s Ibrox side in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden at the weekend.

HAMPDEN HERO…Adam Idah slams the ball past Jack Butland for the Scottish Cup Final winner.

As CQN pointed out yesterday, there is NO option to buy in the temporary transfer, but a figure in the region of £6million has been mooted for the 23-year-old frontman whose contract at the East Anglian club runs until June 2028.

The Hoops hierarchy are prepared to get round the negotiating table with their Carrow Road counterparts in an attempt to thrash out a deal for the Cork-born star.

But the button cannot be pushed on a big-money, lucrative long-term deal for Idah until his parent club find a successor for David Wagner who was sacked after failing to guide the club back to the English top flight.

Norwich City are hoping to appoint Johannes Hoff Thorup, head coach of FC Nordsjaelland, as their new team chief before the end of the week, according to media sources across the border.

CELTIC’S BIG NOISE…Adam Idah celebrates with the joyous Hoops fans.

The 35-year-old Dane is understood to be in ongoing discussions to take over from Wagner, dismissed in the aftermath of the club’s Championship play-off semi-final defeat against Leeds United.

Idah had been a bit-part player under the previous boss, but Thorup may have other thoughts about the hitman’s qualities.

The champions will monitor the situation closely before pushing ahead to get the deal done as swiftly as possible while Rodgers assembles his squad for the new season.


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