Reports Arsenal beat Napoli and Milan to Bologna left-back Hickey

by | May 14, 2022 16:57

Arsenal have agreed terms with Bologna to sign 19-year-old Scotland international left-back Aaron Hickey for circa €25m, claim reports in Italy.

It was no secret that the Gunners were targeting the teenage sensation who has scored five Serie A goals this season.

Napoli, Milan and others were also keeping track of Hickey and preparing for a summer bid.

However, according to CalcioNapoli24, Bologna director Riccardo Bigon flew to London this weekend and was able to negotiate basic terms for a transfer.

It would be a move worth in the region of €20-25m, depending on various performance-related bonuses.

The clubs already have a strong rapport thanks to Arsenal signing Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna last summer for €18.6m plus add-ons.

It was a huge profit for the Rossoblu, who had paid just €7m to sign the Japan international from VV Sint-Truiden just two years earlier.

Hickey will turn 20 next month and was snapped up from Hearts for €1.7m in September 2020, so would represent an even quicker and more profitable turnaround for Bologna.

3 Comments

  1. sir JOHN TUMWINE

    a good move

  2. Clicky

    Yeah, you can say Arsenal “beat” the other teams that didn’t even make an offer. I guess? Milan bought Theo for 20m, only in fantasia Italia would Milan pay 5m more for a backup LB. More drivel from the clickfarm.

  3. Clicky

    In the next 5 years, Bologna will play as many champions league matches as will Arsenal. Sad club.

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