Cork youngster Adam Idah promoted to Norwich City first team after penning new deal
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Cork youngster Adam Idah promoted to Norwich City first team after penning new deal

Promising striker Adam Idah has signed a new long-term deal with Norwich City after recently impressing for Ireland in the Toulon U21 tournament.

His impact there – where he scored two goals as Ireland reached the semi finals of the prestigious competition – led to head coach Daniel Farke and the backroom staff asking that the 18 year-old skip the upcoming U19 European Championships with Ireland later this month to train with the Norwich City first team.

And the Cork-born forward has now agreed a deal which keeps him at Carrow Road until 2023.

Idah said: “After Toulon, I got given the news that I would be training with the first-team. I was told it would be for the first few days but the other day, I was told it would be permanently.

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“I’ve definitely had to pinch myself at points. A week ago, when I was at home and packing my bags to come here, it didn’t seem real," he told the club's website.

“Coming into the changing room a couple of days ago was surreal, but I’m very happy to be back now.”

The young striker moved to the Canaries in 2017 and has spent the past two seasons playing with the Club’s Under-18s and Under-23s sides, scoring 13 goals last season.

Work ethic

“I’ve loved every minute here so I’m delighted. My form last season was great and I’ve worked very hard to get myself to where I am now.

“I’m delighted to be in the position I am now. Last year helped me a lot to get me to this position.

“There are lots of people who have helped me. The staff have been great to me and even through the tougher times, they’ve helped me through it.”

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With Ireland’s lack of options up front, Mick McCarthy will welcome the addition of a forward keen to make a name for himself in the topflight.