Serie A expert Conor Clancy believes Celtic target Aaron Hickey would fit into Ange Postecoglou’s high-pressing style in Scotland, were he to be targeted by the new manager.
The Australian’s arrival at Celtic Park was confirmed on Thursday morning following a spell with the Yokahama Marinos in Japan.
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It remains to be seen if Postecoglou would be willing to target Hickey, who was reportedly promised to previous managerial target Eddie Howe amid talks with the ex-Bournemouth boss.
Hickey left Scotland to join Bologna from Hearts in 2020 and has spent just the one season in Serie A, making a total of 12 appearances for the club.
The 18-year-old could be set for a return to his native country, then, with Hickey having played 34 times for Hearts prior to his switch to Italy.
Postecoglou is known for a high-pressing, intense style of play, and Clancy thinks that Hickey would fit right into that kind of tactical set-up.
Speaking exclusively to This Is Futbol, Clancy, who is the editor-in-chief of Forza Italian Football, said: “I think so. He’s quite lively, he’s quite energetic, so I don’t think he’d have any issues settling into a fast-tempo game like that.”