City keen to give young striker a chance this summer

Adam Idah will be training with the first team this summer. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Adam Idah will be training with the first team this summer. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City starlet Adam Idah will get his chance to prove he can be part of Daniel Farke’s Premier League squad this summer.

Idah, 18, has been training with the first team squad since their return on Monday and will get his chance on the club's German tour later this month to stake a claim for a permanent first team role.

City are keen to see if the highly-rated Republic of Ireland youngster can be part of their plans next season before they decide whether to bring in another forward.

Farke has shown a willingness to put his trust in youth during his City tenure with the likes of Jamal Lewis, Ben Godfrey and Max Aarons justifying that faith.

Idah will be the next to get his opportunity despite the club's promotion with Norwich keen to promote a pathway from the academy through to the first team.


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Teemu Pukki will be the club's number one striker next season but he will be on light duties for the pre-season games against Arminia Bielefeld and Schalke in Germany after a busy summer on international duty with Finland. New signing Josip Drmic will be also given time to get fully up to speed following his move on a free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach.

MORE: City confirm Schalke friendlyIt therefore means Idah will get his chance, along with Dennis Srbeny, to show if he can handle the step up before the Premier League kick-off against Liverpool on August 9.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce urged City to make an offer last weekend if they want to see Jordan Rhodes return to Carrow Road following his loan last summer.

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But it seems that interest has cooled with the signing of Drmic and the desire to give Idah a chance to be around the first team set up.

City remain keen to sell Nelson Oliveira this summer with the Portuguese striker still not part of Farke's plans. The 27-year-old enjoyed a successful loan spell at Reading towards the end of last season but the Royals are under a 'soft embargo', which means they are unable to sign players unless they get approval from the Football League due to reportedly breaching the league's profit and sustainability guidelines.

AEK Athens are the latest to be linked with Oliveira, who has a year left on his contract at Carrow Road.

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