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Adam Idah Signs New Norwich Contract After Linking Up With First Team

Adam Idah Signs New Norwich Contract After Linking Up With First Team

Republic of Ireland U21 striker Adam Idah has signed a new four-year contract with Norwich City.

The player has been prolific in front of goal since signing for the club in 2017, lining out for their U18 and U23 teams. His new contract will run until the summer of 2023, while he also set to link up with the first team squad for the upcoming season.

He told the club's official website:

I’m delighted to sign a new deal here. The moment they offered me a new contract, I knew straight away that I wanted to sign it.

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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Idah will part of the first team squad for the 19/20 campaign, and has been handed the number 35 jersey.

While it may be difficult to break into the team after Norwich's return to the Premier League, he is a supremely talented player. He has greatly impressed during Stephen Kenny's reign as Ireland U21 boss, despite being only 18-years old.

He scored twice in the Toulon Tournament last month, where Ireland would advance all the way to the semi final. Idah admitted he is hoping to push on at club level after a successful few weeks in France.

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.

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.

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

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Gary Connaughton

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