MANCHESTER CITY are facing competition from three Premier League rivals for Brentford’s Aaron Hickey.
The 21-year-old full-back has been in remarkable form for both club and country – attracting interest from a the Premier League’s big-hitters in the process.
SunSport exclusively revealed earlier this year that City were chasing Hickey, who was then rated at £30m.
And Pep Guardiola remains keen on the Bees star, despite seeing his side win six out of six in a flawless start to the season.
But it won’t be easy, with the Mirror reporting title rivals Arsenal and Liverpool, as well as neighbours United interested too.
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German giants Bayern Munich who already poached Harry Kane from the Prem this summer, are also keen.
And Hickey’s performances have seen his price-tag continue to rise too, with Brentford set to demand at least £50m.
Frank spoke about Hickey’s versatility and importance in the Bees squad.
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He said: “With Aaron there is a lot of talk about whether he is a right back or a left-back, but I am in that privileged position that he can play on both sides and will most likely go on the left.
“He is both-footed and has huge ability, we don’t have that many full-backs so he is very important.
“He is a player we signed a year ago with big ambitions and his future and it is going in the right direction for him.”
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has made it clear how much he rates Hickey’s ability to play on either flank and is ready to fight for his signature.
Liverpool are keen to reboot what Jurgen Klopp is calling ‘Liverpool 2.0’ with youthful talent and Hickey fits the bill perfectly.
Hickey then made his debut in 2022 for the Premier League and has since made a remarkable start under Frank.