Hearts set for windfall after fee agreed for Aaron Hickey as Hibs could be impacted by full-back's sale
The former Tynecastle full-back was the subject of a £14 million bid which, according to reports, could rise as high as £17 million with add-ons. It was accepted by the Serie A side and Hickey will now enter into discussions with the EPL side over a move to West London.
Hearts inserted a sell-on clause into the deal which took the 20-year-old from Gorgie to Italy two years ago. Hickey earned the move after impressing thoroughly in the 2019/20 campaign despite his side ultimately finishing bottom of the truncated campaign.
After impressing in spells during his debut season, which was ultimately curtailed by injury, Hickey made himself a first-team regular last term and was able to force his way into the Scotland squad. He made 36 appearances, scoring five goals, across the course of 2021/22.
If, as expected, Hickey makes his move to the Premier League then it could have ramifications for Hibs and left-back Josh Doig.
Less than a month older than Hickey, the Easter Road defender has previously been reported as a target for the Serie A club should they sell Hickey this summer.
Doig has been a regular in the Hibs team these past two seasons and was courted by Watford and Burnley last summer, though it was said the two clubs – who were both relegated from the EPL last term – decided against meeting Hibs’ £5 million valuation.