The versatile Jambo was on the books of Celtic earlier in his career but moved to Hearts, breaking into the Jambos side aged 16. With a bright future ahead of him and 34 senior games played aged only 18, it’s no surprise big names have been linked.
Several links have cropped up south of the border but it’s Italian side Bologna and most prominently Champions League winners Bayern München who have been connected the most.
Hickey was said to have visited the facilities at Bayern over the last few weeks as he mulled over a massive move to the German giants. But former club Celtic are now said to be in pole position to ‘win the race.’
Hearts are now in the Championship following relegation from the top flight of Scottish football last season. They could cash in on Hickey, and whilst nothing is done yet, it would appear that Celtic could be the team to lure the full-back away from Tynecastle.