Aaron Hickey is again being linked with a move back to the SPFL, with Hearts’ academy product said to be subject to a £3 million bid from Celtic (Schira).

Hickey left Hearts last year to join Serie A side Bologna and he impressed in his first Italian season, despite a shoulder injury bringing an end to his 2020/21 campaign. The left-back – who can also play right-back – broke through at Hearts aged 16 after time in the Gorgie academy, having previously been with Celtic.

The former Jambo is wanted by Celtic. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

His former club have now seemingly launched a bid to make him their first signing under new manager, Ange Postecoglou. It is not known where Hearts inserted a sell-on clause or equivalent into the deal that took Hickey to Italy.

Celtic were interested in Hickey last summer before his move abroad. The teenager was recently named on the Golden Boy shortlist for his form at Bologna and the potential he’s shown in Italy.

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