Ross Wilson wants Rangers to make £2m move in January – report
Rangers new sporting director Ross Wilson is going to recommend that the club makes a January move for 17-year-old Hearts left-back Aaron Hickey.
He is a player that Wilson was tracking while he was at Celtic, according to the Scottish Sun, and he wants Rangers to launch a £2m-move for the youngster in the next window.
Hickey came up through the youth ranks at Hearts before switching to Celtic. A year later he made the move back to Hearts but Celtic put a 30% sell-on clause on the deal.
And ironically, that could see Rangers have to pay Celtic over £660k if the £2m deal goes through.
The left-back is under contract until 2021 but he’s got himself noticed after a standout display in the Scottish Cup final against Celtic last season. Man City are said to be interested, too.
Hickey is exactly the sort of player that Rangers should be targetting and the only downside would be the significant payment the club has to make to their rivals.
Capturing Hickey would make up for it, though.
He made the recent Guardian article highlighting 60 of the best upcoming talents in world football, where they said, “He is two-footed, terrific at managing the ball in tight situations and composed when in possession. Although he may appear slight, Hickey is tenacious in the tackle.”
He can play in midfield and across both full-back positions, with Hearts manager Craig Levein saying, “I’ve never seen a player as comfortable on both sides which in the full-back position makes him helluva valuable player because he can play both.”
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