Manchester City are interested in the promising young fullback, Aaron Hickey, from Brentford. Pep Guardiola is known to be an ardent admirer of the Scottish player and believes that Hickey’s exceptional skills would seamlessly complement his tactical system, as reported by The Sun.
Despite being just 20 years old, Aaron Hickey has already showcased impressive versatility on the pitch. While his natural position is left-back, he has also displayed commendable ability in playing as a right-back, and centre-back. His adaptability is seen as a valuable asset that would significantly bolster Manchester City’s defensive options.
The 20 years old has also made a mark at the international level, earning 9 caps for Scotland national team. His performances have garnered attention, resulting in a Transfermarkt valuation of 18 million euros, a testament to his immense potential and undeniable talent.
With a bright future ahead of him, a move to City could provide Hickey with the ideal platform to continue his development by gaining regular first-team football at a high level. Moreover, he would have the opportunity to work with one of the most highly regarded managers of his generation in Pep Guardiola. The Spaniard’s renowned expertise could potentially elevate Hickey’s game to new heights and help him fulfill his tremendous potential.
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Brentford is well aware of City’s keen interest in their prized asset. Hickey has been a vital cog in the Bees’ lineup, featuring in 20 games during the current season. Despite a setback due to an ankle ligament injury in October, Hickey has shown unwavering consistency on the right side of Brentford’s defense, displaying resilience and determination.
Hickey made his senior international debut for Scotland on 24 March, impressing in a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Poland. His performances for both club and country have not gone unnoticed, and if Brentford decides to entertain the idea of cashing in on the young defender just a year after signing him from Bologna, it is estimated that they could command a substantial fee of around £30 million from his potential sale.
As the transfer window looms, Manchester City’s pursuit of Aaron Hickey has captured the attention of football aficionados and pundits alike. Guardiola’s unwavering admiration for the Scottish prodigy and his conviction in Hickey’s suitability to his system has sparked widespread speculation about a potential move. Only time will tell if Hickey will don the iconic blue jersey of Manchester City and join the ranks of Guardiola’s formidable squad.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.