Back in October 2019, the Scottish Sun reported that Newcastle scouts had been spotted watching Aaron Hickey during Hearts’ 1-1 draw with Rangers at Tynecastle.
A few years on, the highly-rated Scot is now shining in Serie A with Bologna – and, if Fabrizio Romano is to be believed, he’s back on our radar ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
The well known Italy reporter claims a potential fee of ‘£15-20m’ is ‘not an issue’ for Newcastle, as he’s considered a ‘top talent’ by talent spotters on Tyneside.
However, Romano warns that there are several other clubs watching the left-back – who can also play as a left-midfielder.
Here’s what he tweeted this afternoon, suggesting the 19-year-old could be another one to watch for Newcastle fans this summer:
Not only has Hickey played more minutes than any other teenager in Europe’s top five leagues this season, he’s bagged four goals and an assist in 27 appearances in Serie A over 2021/22.
One question it raises, if true, is what this could mean for any potential move for Matt Targett?
Are Newcastle eyeing moves for TWO left-backs this summer, or could Hickey be an alternative to the on loan Aston Villa man?