Aaron Hickey is expected in England this week to undergo a medical ahead of signing a five year deal with Brentford with Arsenal seemingly withdrawing interest in the player.

BOLOGNA, ITALY: Aaron Hickey of Bologna FC in action during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and Internazionale at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on April 27, 2022. (Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images)
BOLOGNA, ITALY: Aaron Hickey of Bologna FC in action during the Serie A match between Bologna FC and Internazionale at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara on April 27, 2022. (Photo by Mario Carlini / Iguana Press/Getty Images)

Arsenal have been linked with a move for Bologna’s Scottish fullback, Aaron Hickey, for a few months.

A left-footed left back, few defenders are as comfortable with both feet as Hickey, who also would have no problem filling in on the right. With both Arsenal’s main full-backs showing that they are injury prone, that sort of addition makes sense.

Back in May, the first reports came of Arsenal making enquiries about signing Hickey with the Italians said to want €20m for him.

Arsenal were even said to have agreed a deal to sign him as early as mid-May, although David Ornstein said any Arsenal interest was not at the ‘deal’ stage at that point.

Two weeks ago, Arsenal were still said to be leading the race for his signature.

Just a few days later, however, it looked like Arsenal had ended any interest they had in the player and Hickey was being tipped to join Brentford.

Daily Mail snippet from their Monday, 4 July 2022, edition, that reads, BRENTFORD are closing on a £14m deal for Bologna’s Aaron Hickey. The 20-year-old Scotland left back is expected in England this week to complete a medical and sign a five-year contract. Brentford are also advancing in their bid to sign Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter after making an offer worth up to £20m for the 21-year-old.
Daily Mail snippet from their Monday, 4 July 2022, edition, that reads, BRENTFORD are closing on a £14m deal for Bologna’s Aaron Hickey. The 20-year-old Scotland left back is expected in England this week to complete a medical and sign a five-year contract. Brentford are also advancing in their bid to sign Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter after making an offer worth up to £20m for the 21-year-old.

The 20-year-old is under contract until 20224, having signed for the Serie A side in 20202 from Hearts in the Scottish Premier League.

Currently valued at around £16.2m, the Daily Mail report that Brentford are close to sealing the deal for £14m and the player is expected in England this week for his medical.

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