Liverpool battling Man City in race to sign exciting Scottish full-back

Date published: Wednesday 23rd October 2019 2:29

Manchester City lead Liverpool and five other Premier League clubs in the race to sign exciting Hearts full-back Aaron Hickey, according to reports.

The 17-year-old made his debut at the end of last season and has kept his place in the side this term, making 12 appearances for the Scottish Premiership side so far.

According to The Sun, representatives from Liverpool and City were joined by Arsenal, Southampton, Norwich, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace scouts at Hearts’ 1-1 draw with Motherwell on Sunday.

The newspaper says that while all seven clubs are keen on the player, it is City who lead the race to snap the youngster with boss Pep Guardiola in need of additions at left-back.

 

 

Benjamin Mendy has struggled in the past to keep his place in the side due to injury and with Fabian Delph leaving for Everton in the summer, Oleksandr Zinchenko is City’s only other recognised left-back.

The Sun adds that clubs will be able to swoop for Hickey in July when his current contract expires with the player ‘destined for a mega-money move’.

However, Hearts are said to be in talks with the player’s father and agent about handing him a new deal worth £1,000 per week.

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