The Scottish teenager has enjoyed a pretty remarkable rise to prominence since the start of May. After making his debut against Celtic at Parkhead, he is now an integral part of Craig Levein’s side.
Equally comfortable in both full-back positions, Hickey has smashed record after record so far during his professional career.
After becoming the youngest player to start a Scottish Cup final since 2008, he became the youngster ever goalscorer in an Edinburgh derby over the weekend.
Manchester City will be impressed by Hickey
If City were at the Hibs v Hearts match, they’d have witnessed Hickey creating history. He unleashed a strike from the left, with his effort taking a slight deflection before looping over Chris Maxwell to give Hearts a 2-1 win.
It surely has to be the biggest moment of his career so far. He’ll be riding high after that goal and City’s reported interest will be another big boost.
The Manchester club have a good relationship with Hearts and sent Ryotaro Meshino on loan to Tynecastle last month. They are reportedly hoping that can help them strike a Hickey deal.
Whilst they haven’t fully formalised their interest yet according to the report, scouts who are watching Meshino’s matches in Scotland will also keep an eye on how Hickey performs.