Charlton Athletic have set their sights on Norwich City forward Adam Idah on a loan deal until the end of the season, according to London News Online.
The 18-year-old has made four appearances for the Canaries’ senior squad so far this season, but attracted attention after netting a hat-trick against Preston North End in Norwich’s third round FA Cup win against the Lancashire side.
Journalist Richard Cawley broke the news on Friday morning:
Charlton Athletic keen on loan deal for Norwich City striker Adam Idah https://t.co/SvIcP7GriD
— Richard Cawley (@RichCawleySLP) January 24, 2020
Born in Cork, Idah is also a Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, representing his country at that age group a total of eleven times, scoring four goals.
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A potential deal for the 18-year-old draws parallels with Conor Gallagher’s loan spell during the first half of the season, who also had minimal experience of senior football under his belt, but turned out to be an excellent addition.
Here are what these Charlton fans had to make of these latest links with the Norwich striker…
Well the last young kid we signed on loan didnt turn out too bad
— Neil Stevens (@StefanoFB72) January 24, 2020
Is he any good? Scoring a hat trick against a second string Preston team. Not so sure on this one, granted we need bodies but is there not better players with experience we could be bringing in? He has only played 3 professional games…. I will never doubt Lord Gallen though.
— Shaun H (@SH92_HS) January 24, 2020
YES YES YES
— Ciaran (@CAFCciaran) January 24, 2020
I’ll take him
— Ryan (@ryandCAFC) January 24, 2020
That will be wicked signing he has pace and skill
— daniel smith (@smith6093) January 24, 2020
Would be delighted with this
— My Name Is Not Jim, you know. (@CafcJimB) January 24, 2020
He’d be a very good signing
— George Summerfield (@summerfield94) January 24, 2020