Arsenal agree £21m switch as Gunners lead Napoli in race to signal Serie A defender

Arsenal have reportedly agreed a deal to signal Aaron Hickey from Bologna. The Gunners are set for a busy window and understands that technical director Edu will look to signal at the very least one attacker, a central midfielder and a fullback while the likes of Eddie Nketiah, Alexandre Lacazette and Bernd Leno are all anticipated to depart the membership on the finish of the present marketing campaign. understands Scottish left-back Hickey is one identify that has caught the eye of Mikel Arteta and Edu.

Now, as per Calciomercato, in what’s a blow to Serie A outfit Napoli – who had been additionally hoping to safe a deal for Hickey – Bologna and Arsenal have discovered an settlement of €20million-€25million (£19million-£21million) for Hickey after the Italian membership’s CEO travelled to London.

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Hickey lately admitted that he sees all of the hypothesis surrounding his future in Serie A. Chatting with Sky Sports activities, through the Scottish Express, Hickey mentioned: “I do see various discuss.

“One in all my associates textual content me at this time saying ‘what’s occurring right here, lad?’ They’re sending me stuff for transfers and talks, nevertheless it’s good to know there’s curiosity of different golf equipment. It provides you some confidence and stuff. You simply preserve your head down and focus in soccer.”

Hickey has loved a wonderful 2021/22 marketing campaign, netting six objectives from defence. As per fbref, he is now admitted that he has carried out above his personal expectations. He added: “I am proud. I did not count on it to go in addition to it has performed. I anticipated to simply try to come right here and break into the primary group, get appearances.”

The information about Hickey comes after the Gunners agreed a deal to signal 19-year-old Marquinhos from Sau Paulo. Edu clearly needs to kind Arsenal’s enterprise early, and he is making a great star of issues.

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