Less than a year after they signed Japanese international Takehiro Tomiyasu, Arsenal are considering raiding Bologna for another full-back.
Aaron Hickey, who, although only 19 years old, is already a Scottish international, has impressed for the Serie A side since his arrival from Hearts in the summer of 2020, and has already racked up 44 appearances for them, scoring five times.
The Gunners have sent scouts to watch him several times, and now they may be ready to make an offer to sim, with his asking price believed to be £17 million.
Mikel Arteta wants to add a versatile left-sided defender to his backline before the start of new season. Fellow Scot Kiernan Tierney is the number one left back at the club, but his injury problems have seen the inconsistent Nuno Tavares playing in his position instead.
And, whilst he is an exciting prospect going forward, his defensive lapses mean that he is always liable to give a chance to the opposition.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.