Republic of Ireland Under-21 striker Adam Idah has signed a new contract with Norwich City and has been handed a place in their senior squad for the new season.  

The young striker moved to the Canaries in 2017 and has spent the past two seasons playing with the club's Under-18s and Under-23s sides.

After an impressive scoring record since joining, including 13 goals in all competitions last year, Idah has been rewarded with a new four-year contract. 

He would have been part of the Ireland U-19 squad for the upcoming European Championships but Norwich want him to stick with the senior team for the pre-season camp.

Idah said: "I'm delighted to sign a new deal here. The moment they offered me a new contract, I knew straight away that I wanted to sign it.

"I’ve loved every minute here so I’m delighted. My form last season was great and I’ve worked very hard to get myself to where I am now.

"I’m delighted to be in the position I am now. Last year helped me a lot to get me to this position.

"There are lots of people who have helped me. The staff have been great to me and even through the tougher times, they’ve helped me through it."

Idah will take the number 35 shirt for the Premier League outfit.

The 18-year-old has already been put through his paces by Norwich's management in pre-season this week.

"It’s been tough, I won’t lie," he added.

"But I think I’m slowly getting used to things now as it’s already been three days.

"Wednesday was my first day on the pitch and it was tough but I’ve been enjoying it."

Idah was told of the move to the senior squad with his club after the two-goal haul at the Toulon tournament for Ireland.

"After Toulon, I got given the news that I would be training with the first-team. I was told it would be for the first few days but the other day, I was told it would be permanently.

"I’ve definitely had to pinch myself at points. A week ago, when I was at home and packing my bags to come here, it didn’t seem real.

"Coming into the changing room a couple of days ago was surreal, but I’m very happy to be back now."

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