24.09.2020 14:48 h

Bologna sign Scottish teenager Hickey from Hearts

Bologna have signed teenager Aaron Hickey from relegated Scottish Premiership side Hearts, the Serie A club confirmed on Thursday.

The 18-year-old Glaswegian left-back becomes the Italians' first ever British signing.

"Bologna FC 1909 are pleased to announce that Aaron Hickey joins the Club on a permanent transfer from Heart of Midlothian F.C," they said in a statement.

Hickey joined Hearts in 2018 from Celtic's academy and made his debut in the Scottish top flight aged 16.

Last season, he played in 22 games and scored a goal against Hibernian as the Tynecastle outfit were relegated from the top flight.