Ikechi Anya responds to transfer speculation amid reported Celtic interest

Watford winger Ikechi Anya has hinted that he is open to leaving the club.

Watford star Ikechi Anya has told the Daily Express that he isn't focusing on speculation surrounding his future - but could be open to a move away.

Anya, 27, has had a remarkable career so far, which saw him struggle to make an impact with the likes of Wycombe Wanderers, Oxford City, Halesowen Town and Northampton Town, prompting a move to Spain with the Glenn Hoddle Academy.

Moves to Sevilla Atletico, Celta Vigo, Granada and Cadiz followed, but in 2012 he returned to English football with Watford - and he has finally started to show his quality.

The wide man, who has regularly played at wing back for Watford, has now not only become a Scotland international, but is also a Premier League player having helped Watford achieve automatic promotion this past season.

However, his exploits at Vicarage Road have now triggered speculation over his future, with the Daily Mirror reporting that Celtic are eyeing up a £4m bid to bring Anya to Glasgow this summer.

The Bhoys could certainly use Anya's speed out wide, but he could be difficult to sign given Watford's promotion - and whilst Anya has said that he could consider a move way in the near future, he also added that he wasn't focusing on any of the rumours.

"I am very grateful for the opportunities that are before me," said Anya. "I wouldn’t say no to any sort of league, the German league, the Spanish league. I have been out in Spain before in my career.

"I just work as hard as I can to get the opportunities that come to me and try and grasp them when they come. Whenever any team is linked with you it means you are doing something right. But I just focus on the football and if things materialise then fine," he added.

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