Brendan Rodgers is willing to show patience in the transfer market as Celtic’s pursuit of Norwich City striker Adam Idah continues. 

The Bhoys boss has made little secret of his desire to bring Idah back to Scotland on a permanent basis this summer, but Norwich are sticking firm to their valuation of the 23-year-old. 

As of yet, that hasn’t been met by the Scottish champions, with Idah thought to prefer a return to his boyhood club in this window. 

Idah netted nine goals during his spell in Glasgow and Rodgers hailed him as the catalyst for their domestic success - winning both the league and Scottish Cup ahead of Old Firm rivals Rangers. 

Rodgers remained tight-lipped about the Idah transfer chase on Friday night after a 1-1 pre-season friendly draw with Ayr United. 

“Adam’s a Norwich player, so I’m not in the mood to be talking about other players at other clubs,” the Celtic chief said. “But he’s a player that came in here, did exceptionally well, and we’ll see what happens.”

Johannes Hoff Thorup wants to assess Idah over the summer and Norwich aren’t thought to want to lose Idah this summer. The Irishman will link up with City for pre-season training this week. 

The striker has four years left on his contract and is an academy prospect - something Norwich are seeking to utilise in their first team squad this season. 

Adam Idah enjoyed his time at Scottish champions Celtic.Adam Idah enjoyed his time at Scottish champions Celtic. (Image: PA)

Rodgers is happy to show patience, however, as he continues the club’s work to strengthen ahead of the new campaign that will include Champions League football. 

“We could have had nine players in by now if we wanted, but it’s all about the right players that we want,” Rodgers told the Daily Record

“There’s no point in us doing anything other than that and sometimes that takes a little bit of patience. In the world nowadays, where everything’s immediate, everyone thinks you can do it straight away, but it’s not always the case. There’s always a collaboration between ourselves and another club to get the players that we want, but I’m very hopeful that come the end of the window, we’ll have a really strong squad and be ready and prepared for an exciting season.

“There’s lots of time. Of course, we would want to get them in sooner rather than later. But it’s always a two-way thing.”