Brendan Rodgers rates Celtic Adam Idah transfer chances as striker branded 'catalyst' for double win

Brendan Rodgers watched Adam Idah secure the Scottish Cup final for Celtic and his thoughts turned immediately to trying to keep hold of the striker.

The Irishman's late winner was the difference between the Hoops and Rangers in today's Scottish Cup final, slamming home from close range after Jack Butland had spilled a wicked effort from Paulo Bernardo. Idah was quizzed on his future minutes after full-time.

And is manager has now been asked for his own thoughts on the situation. Rodgers insists the 23-year-old was the "catalyst" for boosting his team's season after being signed on loan from Norwich in January and he is desperate to see him return for next campaign.

Asked how realistic the chances are, he told Premier Sports: "Hopefully very real. I think he's come in and for me he was the catalyst of our season because we needed a different dimension up front and the big guy came in. He's got so much potential and he played in some really, really important games. What I love about Adam is he's a big game player, he loves the big games.

"So hopefully we can do something. He's obviously got a long term contract at Norwich but he's definitely someone I would love to bring back here because at 23 with the potential he has, the qualities he has, I think he can really push on in his career.