Arsenal are contemplating a summer time transfer for Bologna left-back Aaron Hickey who’s valued at £20 million.
Hickey, 19, joined the Serie A facet from Hearts in 2020 and has been a revelation, scoring 5 objectives in 33 appearances this season.
The Gunners are considered seeking to signal a brand new left-back in the summertime with Nuno Tavares struggling to cowl for first-choice Kieran Tierney who has been struggling with accidents.
According to Italian newspaper, Corriere de Bologna, Arsenal’s technical director Edu is eager on signing Hickey as Tavares’ substitute.
The north London facet have been considered eager about Hickey two years in the past earlier than he headed to Italy for £1.5 million.
Manager Mikel Arteta believes Hickey can comply with in Tierney’s footsteps and change into an enormous hit at Arsenal.
However, they are going to face competitors for his signature with Napoli, AC Milan and Newcastle United additionally stated to have an interest within the Scot.
Tavares was at fault for Crystal Palace’s first two objectives in a 3-0 defeat in April and was hauled off at half-time. Meanwhile, he was not chosen in opposition to Leeds United on Sunday, with pure right-back Takehiro Tomiyasu thought of a safer possibility on the left of defence.
In the previous, Hickey has urged he want to comply with within the footsteps of his compatriots Tierney and Liverpool’s Andy Robertson by difficult himself within the Premier League.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he stated: ‘I’d wish to problem myself someplace else and have a unique expertise, however who is aware of the longer term.
‘I do see a lot of talk. It’s good to know there’s curiosity from different golf equipment, it provides you some confidence. But you simply maintain your head down and deal with soccer.’
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