Aaron Hickey is being reportedly sought after by six of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.
Bologna’s 19-year-old left-back has been so impressive in Serie A, that scouts from each side were sent to see the youngster in action. According to 90min. The Scot was signed by his current club Bologna from Hearts in 2020 for a reported £1.5million – and has gone from strength to strength since.
90 minute claim that Hickey is like Denis Irwin (ex-Manchester United star) by scouts. They say that he can both use his feet well and also play well on defense.
Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal are some of the clubs that are interested in the wingback. The defender has attracted attention from other Premier League clubs such as West Ham, Leicester and Leeds, Brighton, Southampton, Brentford, and Southampton.
According to the same report, Hickey seems content living in Italy and believes that a move into the English division would be a great next step. The youngster has been shown interest by Napoli, Juventus and Napoli as well as Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. Hickey still has two years on his current deal and Steve Clarke recently gave him his first call up to the Scotland squad.
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Hickey has also earned praise from Austin MacPhee, Scotland’s assistant coach. Through the Scottish Sun “He’s so young he could play a lot of positions. He could end up being like Busquets. “Right now he reminds me of Jonny Evans, who I’ve seen in training with Northern Ireland. It’s the way he defends, moves and always wants the ball as a defender.
“Jonny spent some of his career at left-back, centre-back and defensive midfield. It will be interesting to see where Aaron ends up but he’s a young player I would hang my hat on. He’s tall enough to play at centre-back too.”