West Ham United are interested in a deal to bring Aaron Hickey to the London Stadium.
That’s according to a claim made by Pete O’Rourke, with the transfer insider revealing in a recent interview with GIVEMESPORT that, while a move may not be possible in the January transfer window, David Moyes’ side are keeping a very close eye on the Bologna left-back ahead of a potential swoop this summer.
This would appear to back up a previous claim made by ExWHUemployee, who also suggested that the Irons boss is keen on a move for the 19-year-old defender.
Speaking about West Ham’s interest in the Scotland under-21 international, O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT: “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.”
Considering just how exciting a talent Hickey is proving to be, the potential of West Ham making a move for the left-back this summer is sure to be one which will leave their fans buzzing.
Indeed, over his 19 Serie A outings so far this season, the £11.7m-rated defender has been in exceptional form for Bologna, having already bagged four goals, as well as taking 0.8 shots and making 0.5 key passes per game.
The £16k-per-week teenager has also impressed in metrics more typical of his position, helping his side to keep five clean sheets, in addition to making 0.9 interceptions, 1.1 tackles and 0.8 clearances per game and winning 62% of his duels.
As such, when taking into account that West Ham’s current first-choice left-back Aaron Cresswell, is now 32, it would indeed appear a wise move by Moyes to start considering who would be a good fit to eventually replace the Englishman in his starting XI, with Hickey looking like an ideal candidate.