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What Celtic stars have said about loan teammate Adam Idah permanent transfer

Adam Idah is wanted back at Celtic
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Greg Taylor admits he will be in Adam Idah's ear to persuade him to move to Celtic permanently.

The Republic of Ireland striker has proven to be a big player for the Hoops despite massive doubts around his loan signing from Norwich in January. He has scored huge league goals against Hibs, Motherwell and Rangers to keep the title bid going and then he popped up with a dream winner in the Scottish Cup final at the weekend.

Idah's loan deal now comes to an end and there was no option to buy inserted in the loan. But Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers has made no secret of the fact he'd like to keep the big frontman for longer, with the 23-year-old more coy on it when quizzed during the celebrations at Hampden.

His Hoops teammates will also be spending their summer hoping Idah reports for pre-season. Taylor has waxed lyrical over his qualities and plans to pester him.

He said: "I certainly will be, definitely. He's been outstanding, with some massive contributions in games and I'm really proud of him.

"It's important to remember that he's still a young guy. He had been at Norwich a long time and had done really well, but this has given him that fresh start and I'm sure he would be keen to stay. He's scored goals in some really big moments and it's also pushed Kyogo, who has gone to another level again since Adam came in.

"Adam has been outstanding, his goals have been outstanding, so the two of them have made really big, key contributions. I'm really proud of them both. When teams go man-to-man and are pressing you high - look at Kilmarnock the other week - he gives another option and another layer to our game.

"It's not about going long, more that Adam's hold-up play is one of his strengths. Him and Kyogo really complement each other. They are both top players. Adam is still really young. Just because he has that presence, it's easy to forget that. He's really enjoyed his time here."

Cameron Carter-Vickers added: "He's done great, especially when he first came in, he scored a lot of big goals late on, away at Motherwell, Hibs as well. This was a great moment for him. He's a great guy as well, everyone loves being around him. He's proved over the last six months he can help the team and is a good guy to have around."