A Celtic return for Norwich City’s Adam Idah would get the thumbs up from the Bhoys’ dressing room.

Idah is wanted by the Parkhead club after his goals in a successful loan stint last season helped Celtic lift a Scottish league and cup double.

Reports of an initial £4m approach in the last day or two fall below City’s valuation for a player who is scheduled to return to the Canaries from next week, after an extended summer break due to international duty.

New Canaries’ head coach Johannes Hoff Thorup was adamant he plans to run the rule over the striker, who is under contact at Carrow Road until 2028.

But Celtic defender Liam Scales admits Idah’s signing would be a huge boost for the champions.

“We would love to have him back,” said Scales, quoted by STV News. “He’s a great lad. He’s obviously a brilliant player but to have him in the changing room as well is brilliant.

“He’s a good guy and he’s funny and we all got on well with him.

“He was massive for us. He scored massive goals and put in massive performances.

“We would love him back but obviously it’s out of our control. Hopefully it happens.”

Celtic return to pre-season action on Friday at Ayr, and Scales believes Idah proved in a goalscoring loan spell he can offer a different dimension to the Bhoys’ frontline.

“He’s obviously different to Kyogo (Furuhashi),” Scales said. “Kyogo is an amazing, brilliant player but Adam’s got more physicality.

“Kyogo is better playing off people’s shoulders and has scored loads of goals doing that but Adam gives you that sort of option where you can hit his feet and he can hold off the big Scottish defenders that he’s playing against.

"It’s a great outlet for centre halves like me, or centre midfielders, that they can play into him and then get the creative players playing off him as well.

“That’s probably a strength that he brings, apart from the goals he scores.”