Hickey to Arsenal transfer: How good is the Bologna full-back?

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner 14 May 2022 22:37 CEST 3 min read
Aaron Hickey, Bologna, 2021/22

Aaron Hickey is expected to complete a transfer from Bologna to Arsenal this summer, with the young Scotsman reportedly close to a move to the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners have agreed a €25 million deal for the 19-year-old full-back, according to CalcioNapoli24, with an initial €20m followed by potentially €5m in bonuses.

Indeed, it seems that they have beaten off competition from the likes of Bayern Munich and AC Milan to land the youngster, who as won two international caps for Scotland.

Indeed, he has been widely regarded as one of the star performers in Serie A this season, having scored five goals and created one more for a Bologna side that will comfortably finish in the middle of the table.

It has been a campaign in which Hickey has displayed admirable versatility, having featured on both sides of the field. Indeed, he has played more minutes than any other teenager in Europe’s Big 5 leagues this season, which is a sure sign of the potential he has.

Everything Arsenal fans need to know about Aaron Hickey

FootballTransfers chief editor Robin Bairner was asked by Arsenal podcast The Arsenal Way to give his insight on the player and spent more than 15 minutes discussing the ins and outs of a talent he has been following since he broke into the Hearts side in 2018/19 and immediately proved his star potential.

Hickey is a player, then, who can develop into a star figure at the Emirates Stadium as his career develops, and the transfer fee of €25m could prove a bargain given the years of service that Arsenal could get out of one of the game’s leading prospects.