West Ham could make a move to sign Aaron Hickey according to journalist Peter O’Rourke, when speaking to Give Me Sport.
It seems as though the Hammers may well wait until the summer before making a move to sign the 19-year-old left-back, however.
West Ham boss David Moyes clearly needs to sign a new left-back, and fast.
Aaron Cresswell has been unbelievable for the Hammers this season but he’ll be 33 at the end of the year.
Meanwhile, Arthur Masuaku isn’t fit to be a Premier League footballer when deployed in the left-back position.
The problem for Moyes is that his absolute priorities this month will be to sign a striker and a left-footed centre-back. So it is doubtful that the Scot will have funds remaining, if he does indeed strengthen those two positions.
The addition fo a top-class left-back is definitely on the Hammers’ radar though…
West Ham eyeing Aaron Hickey swoop
Peter O’Rourke, when speaking to Give Me Sport, claims that the Hammers are keeping a very close eye on the Scottish teenager’s current situation in Italy:
“I can’t see a deal happening this window, but it is maybe one that West Ham are keeping an eye on for the summer.”
The teenager joined Bologna from Hearts in September 2020 for just £1.5 million (BBC).
He has been a huge hit in Italy, bagging four goals in 32 games (Transfermarkt).
All of those goals have come in 20 appearances this season. The 19-year-old has averaged 1.1 tackles and one interception per game this season. He’s made 28.2 passes per match on average and has recorded an impressive completion rate of 86% (Who Scored).
And Hickey is now believed to be worth around £8 million (Edinburgh News).
We think that fee would be incredible value for West Ham.
Hickey has absolutely everything needed to succeed in the Premier League. He’s fast, energetic, dynamic, is a very solid defender and possesses an exceptional delivery.
The young Scot was recently described as the new Gareth Bale (Daily Record) and he possesses similar attributes to Liverpool ace Andy Robertson and Arsenal star Kieran Tierney. He has also been described as an incredible player by BT Sport.
If Hickey continues to work hard and applies himself properly both on and off the pitch, he could become a truly top-class Premier League player.
And we think the Bologna ace would be a fantastic addition for West Ham, especially for just £8 million. And it would be even better if the Hammers got it done this month rather than the summer!