Report: Manchester City Set Sights on Brentford’s Aaron Hickey
Manchester City are planning a refresh throughout the squad this summer, with Pep Guardiola weighing up his options.
Aaron Hickey during his spell in Italy with Bologna
The Scottish international has started 18 times for the Bees and has impressed with his ability to play at either left or right back with no issues.
The 20-year-old spent some time recovering from an ankle injury either side of the mid-season break for the World Cup but has come back into the fold, including being part of the Scottish national side’s victory against Spain in the recent European Qualifiers at Hampden Park.
Brentford will want to keep hold of Hickey, whose contract runs until 2026, according to Transfermarkt but could be tempted if a big enough offer was to come in for the defender.
Aaron Hickey in action for Brentford vs Aston Villa
It’s a position that has seen a host of players, including Cancelo, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker and Oleksandr Zinchenko, being used in an inverted role, one that Guardiola mentions some players are unable to play.
The reigning Premier League champions have previously been rumoured to be interested in Antonee Robinson but look to have been put off by Fulham putting a £30 million valuation on the American fullback.
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