Arsenal reported to be happy to pay €20m for Serie A teenager

Aaron Hickey has been a revelation at Bologna in this campaign, and the Italian club could lose the bright teenage full-back soon, amidst interest from Arsenal.

He joined them from Hearts in 2020, and his gamble to swap his country for a new challenge has paid off so far.

He has consistently been one of the finest players in Serie A. At 19, he has played in over 30 league matches for Bologna this season.

His fine performances for them are attracting admiring glances from clubs outside, and Football Italia claims Arsenal’s interest is serious.

Mikel Arteta has identified him as a player to add to his squad, and the report claims the Gunners have no issues paying the €20m valuation his present club has placed on him.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Nuno Tavares is having a tough debut season, and he might not be the solution to our left-back spot.

As we rebuild and play catchup to Manchester City and Liverpool, we need only players that can deliver.

Hickey would be a much better back up to Kieran Tierney, and he has time to develop further into a sounder player.

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  1. seems everyone is ruling Tavares out just because we are linked with LB’s. I think this frees up Nuno to play in different systems and he can be a much more flexible player for us. I dont see Mikel trying to get rid of him.

  2. He isn’t uprooting Tierney or Tomi anytime soon, so would he be happy going from 30 games a year to reduced playing time?

    He seems a good player, but probably in his best interest to be somewhere he is playing majority of games rather than playing 2nd fiddle to others.

    I’d happily take him at Arsenal, but we’ll see if he is content taking a backseat to Tierney and Tomi.

  3. Hearts and Arsenal fan here: Hickey is the business!

    He’s a likeable lad too. I loved the way he turned down an offer from Bayern Munich for more game time at Bologna. Such decisions don’t always work out but he has been an ever present at Bologna, where he tends to play left-sided midfield rather than left-back (as some of the reports have it). That leaves open the possibility of link-up play with KT (just as KT does with Andy Robertson for Scotland). Two thumbs up 👍👍

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