Aaron Hickey: Hearts defender signs for Serie A club Bologna

Left-back made 30 appearances for Hearts last season as they were relegated after Scottish football was curtailed due to the coronavirus crisis

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Hearts defender Aaron Hickey has signed for Serie A side Bologna on a permanent deal.

The Italian club had a bid thought to be around £1.5m accepted for the 18-year-old left-back, who made 30 appearances for Hearts last season as they were relegated after Scottish football was curtailed due to the coronavirus crisis.

Hickey, who had one year left on his Hearts deal, had been linked with a number of clubs around Europe, including Bayern Munich, Celtic and AC Milan.

He made his first-team debut for the Gorgie side as a 16-year-old in a 2-1 defeat to Aberdeen in May 2019.

Two weeks later he started for Hearts in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden as they lost 2-1 to Celtic.

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Hickey scored a spectacular winner as Hearts beat Hibernian at Easter Road in September last year, becoming the club's youngest-ever scorer in an Edinburgh derby at 17 years and 104 days.

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