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Who is Adam Idah, the Ireland international Jose Mourinho reportedly wants as Manchester United's new Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

 

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Highly-rated Republic of Ireland striker Adam Idah is attracting interest from Manchester United, according to reports.

But just who is he? Here's all you need to know:

Name: Adam Idah

Age: 17

Hometown: Cork

Former clubs: College Corinthians (Cork)

Where have the rumours come from? Italian-based football transfer web site, calciomercato.com, claim Jose Mourinho is on the look out for longer term replacements for Zlatan Ibrahmiovic, who left United in recent days to join MLS club LA Galaxy and Idah is on the the Portuguese manager's shortlist.

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Where did that come from? The Norwich City striker caught the eye with a hat-trick in the FA Youth Cup win over Barnsley earlier this season.

Has he played for Republic of Ireland? Yes, Idah is in fine scoring form for Ireland's under-17 side. Idah has been a key member of Colin O'Brien's outfit who have qualified for the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in England this summer. He is the top scorer in qualification for the tournament with eight goals from five games, one goal ahead of Netherlands and Chelsea prospect Daishawn Redan.

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