Charlton Athletic are said to be interested in securing the loan signing of Norwich City starlet Adam Idah this month, with London News Online reporting that the south London club are exploring the possibility of a temporary move for the 18-year-old.
Idah, of course, has really burst onto the scene for the Carrow Road outfit, notching an impressive hattrick in his side’s 4-2 away win over Preston North End in the third round of the FA Cup, causing many a scout to sit up and take notice.
The 18-year-old prospect is now seemingly set for a temporary move away from the Premier League club, with the report going on to state that a decision is expected to be made over the striker’s future following the conclusion of the club’s FA Cup tie against Burnley on Saturday.
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Given that the youngster hasn’t featured for the Canaries since mid-January, a loan move now seems like the next best step in his development as a professional.
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The former Brighton and Hove Albion striker would certainly benefit from the presence of Idah as it would, in theory, give the ageing frontman something in the way of support up top, particularly after cutting an isolated figure against Fulham earlier this week when deployed as a lone striker.
Idah is capable of getting in behind opposition defences by utilising his pace and acceleration, which is something that should complement the strengths of Hemed well.
The young Charlton forward would surely be negatively affected by Idah’s arrival in south London as it would see the 20-year-old sink even further down the pecking order upfront for the Addicks.
Davison’s chances of nailing down a starting spot under Bowyer are slim at present, with the likes of Lyle Taylor and the aforementioned figure of Hemed standing in his way, therefore a loan move may be on the horizon for the striker who is in desperate need of regular game time to continue his development.