Celtic: Some Hoops fans react to interest in Aaron Hickey

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Some Celtic fans are reacting in different ways to the club’s interest in signing Hearts’ young left-back Aaron Hickey in the ongoing January transfer window.

The Sun (via the Daily Star) report that the Hoops are interested in signing Hickey, who fancies a move back to Parkhead this month. But Crystal Palace are also in the chase for the left-back as Roy Hodgson is keen on signing the youngster. The report goes onto state that Palace are more willing than Celtic to cough up for the player.

Celtic fans: Do you want Hickey back at Parkhead?

He'll be a lovely signing!

He'll be a lovely signing!

No, we need established players!

No, we need established players!

A Hoops-related Twitter page called Celtic Bible relayed this news recently and it got Celtic fans talking. They have varying opinions about the club’s chase of the youngster.

Hickey is still 17 and is a product of the Celtic youth academy – the club he left in the summer of 2018 to join Hearts on a free transfer, as per TransferMarkt.

This season, Hickey is playing regular first-team football at Hearts. He has made 25 appearances in all competitions for the club. 18 of those appearances have come in the and he also has one assist to his name so far.

Last season, he was climbing up the ranks in the first-team when he made only four appearances in the first-team for the club. Three of them came in the Premiership.

What do we think?

Hickey is 17 and presents as a player who can be the club’s first-choice in the future. But as things stand, the Hoops have two options at left-back in summer signings and Greg Taylor. If they do decide to sign Hickey, they’d have to loan him out to play first-team football.

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