The Scotland defender is in London for a medical and can signal a long-term contract with the English Premier League membership barring any sudden late hitches. As a part of his 2020 switch from Edinburgh to Italy, Hearts have a sell-on clause price six figures.
The Tynecastle membership’s sporting director Joe Savage confirmed to this newspaper in Might that the Hickey deal stipulates Bologna should ahead a sure portion from any future sale. The Night Information has realized that quantity is a pre-agreed six-figure sum which is able to now be wired to Hearts’ checking account.
The preliminary charge from Hickey’s switch to Bologna accounted for a lot of the £944,000 Hearts earned from participant gross sales throughout the 2020/21 marketing campaign. Membership officers felt that fee mixed with the sell-on clause was a constructive deal on the time amid Covid 19 uncertainty and their enforced relegation to the Championship.
Different golf equipment in England and Italy have been fascinated by signing 20-year-old Hickey following two sturdy years in Serie A. He scored 5 occasions in 36 appearances for Bologna final time period and made his worldwide debut towards Poland in March.
Brentford have agreed a deal to pay Bologna £14m up entrance and doubtlessly an extra £5m in add-ons for the full-back. Hearts can now depend on a windfall coming their method.
“There undoubtedly is a sell-on,” stated Savage again in Might. “There are a number of rumours however we have to see if they are going to come true or not and whether or not Aaron is definitely going to signal for an additional membership.
“We’re delighted for him as a participant and an individual. He has been sensible over in Italy so we’re happy about that. We do have a sell-on so we do get a share of any sale, so it must be good for the membership.
“Any membership on this planet creating and promoting gamers, you need to shield your self. You desire a sell-on within the deal, you need some type of add-ons in it or a buy-back possibility. No matter it could be, it’s essential take care of the pursuits of your personal membership. Hearts did that with Aaron.”