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Adam Idah signs new long-term contract at Norwich City

24 December 2020

Norwich City forward Adam Idah has signed a new contract at the club, extending his stay with the Canaries to June 2024.

Idah joined the Norwich City Academy in 2017 and scored nine goals in 15 games in his first season for the Under-18s, including a hat-trick against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Irishman also scored a hat-trick in the FA Youth Cup against Barnsley and went on to score 12 goals in 19 games the following season for the Under-23s.

Idah signed his first professional contract for Norwich in July 2019 and has since been promoted to the first-team squad during the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.

One of the highlights of Idah’s career came at the Deepdale Stadium last season, when the forward scored a hat-trick against Preston North End in the third round of the FA Cup. He also scored a penalty in the shootout against Tottenham Hotspur in the competition's fifth round.

This season, Idah scored the first goal of our Championship campaign in a 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town.

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After putting pen to paper on the new deal, Idah said: “I’m over the moon. When I found out the news, I knew straight away that I wanted to extend my contract with the club because since I’ve come here, I’ve loved every moment of it.

“I love the club and it’s like a second family to me. Everyone’s been backing me since the minute I came here and it reminds me a lot of home. Norwich is so similar to Cork because everyone here is so friendly, not just at the club but out in public.

“I’ve developed a lot as a player and come up through every age group since I was 16. I still just want to get better and keep developing and I think this is the best place for me to do that.”

Head coach Daniel Farke added: “It’s great news for both parties. We have a great lad and a player with lots of potential. He knows he has people who trust him and we’re a club who gives a stage to young players.

“He was capable of being called up to Republic of Ireland’s first team as well. He can play in several positions and we wanted to give him more of a stage this season. Sadly, it was stopped by an injury, but there’s lots to come.

“He will need to improve and once he returns to team training if he can keep going with his attitude, I think he will have a great future.”

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