Celtic linked with move for Ikechi Anya

Ikechi Anya, seen in action against Georgia, is believed to be a target for Celtic. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Ikechi Anya, seen in action against Georgia, is believed to be a target for Celtic. Picture: Ian Rutherford

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IKECHI Anya could be on Ronny Deila’s shopping list in January as the Celtic boss looks to strengthen his squad ahead of the Europa League knockout stages.

The Sun are reporting that Deila is believed to be a ‘huge fan’ of the Scotland winger.

Anya has reportedly been on Celtic’s radar since Neil Lennon’s tenure, but it is his performances for Scotland that have impressed Deila.

With the Glasgow-born Anya entering the last 18 months of his contract with Championship outfit Watford, Celtic are keeping tabs on the situation.

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Deila could be severely short of wide options come January, with Mubarak Wakaso on Africa Cup of Nations duty, Jo Inge Berget expected to head back to Cardiff and Aleksandar Tonev’s future in some doubt.

And the Norwegian gaffer has promised to do all he can to ensure James Forrest remains injury-free.

Anya, who can operate on the left and the right, hasn’t been a regular starter for the Vicarage Road side this season, and would likely jump at the chance of European football and a return to his hometown.

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