Adam Idah's move to Celtic is a great platform for him to continue his development, according to ex-Norwich City striker Robert Earnshaw. 

The Irish international completed a deadline day loan to Glasgow after pushing for a move away from Norwich in pursuit of regular game time. 

Despite a loan-to-buy offer from Serie A struggler Hellas Verona and interest from the Championship, Idah pushed for a move to Celtic when their interest became clear at the start of last week. 

Norwich subsequently moved to sign Celtic-linked striker Sydney van Hooijdonk from Bologna to replace Idah until the end of the campaign. 

Idah made his debut against Aberdeen at the weekend, teeing up fellow new arrival Nicolas-Gerrit Kühn for the equaliser at Pittrodie, but faces tough competition from Kyogo Furuhashi and Oh Hyeon-gyu for the starting start. 

Brendan Rodgers hailed Idah's physical profile and is hoping to be the manager who can unlock his potential after years of frustration at Norwich. David Wagner left the door open for his return come the summer. 

Earnshaw, who scored 27 goals in 47 games for Norwich between 2007 and 2008, was once linked with a move to the Scottish champions and believes it can help Idah elevate his career if he is a success at Celtic Park. 

“Adam Idah, I like him. I like him as a player. I think he's good. He shows some real good qualities," Earnshaw told LiveScore.

The Pink Un: Robert Earnshaw knew where the net was for Norwich City.Robert Earnshaw knew where the net was for Norwich City. (Image: Daniel Hanbury/Focus Images Ltd)

“I think going to Celtic sometimes can just open you up and be like, ‘yeah, this is a great platform’, and your confidence is then sky high. Maybe he needs something like that. I think it's an unbelievable move.

"I was close years and years ago to going to Celtic. They were interested, but it never came through. But I think him going to Celtic is a huge move. I mean, you're talking about one of the most famous clubs in the world.

“And a couple of my friends, my friend Joe Ledley was there for years and years, and I know how much he enjoyed it. But it's a good football club for him.”