Chelsea legend says Brentford star Aaron Hickey ‘good enough’ for ‘top club’ Man City amid transfer interest

Aaron Hickey has impressed for Brentford since arriving from Bologna last summer and now Man City are interested in the youngster.

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Chelsea and Everton legend Pat Nevin has said that Brentford star Aaron Hickey is 'good enough for a top four club' as Manchester City are linked with a move for the full-back.

The Scotsman joined the Bees from Bologna last summer and turned in an impressive 26 appearances for the side last season as his stock continues to rise as one of the league's most promising defenders.

At just 21 years old, Hickey has the best years of his career ahead of him and The Sun on Sunday reported that the star had turned the head of Pep Guardiola, who wants to make the youngster a Manchester City player.

Having only been in West London for 12 months, and with three years still left on his contract at the Community Stadium, Brentford boss Thomas Frank has insisted the star is not for sale.

Scottish football legend Nevin is a big fan of how Hickey is progressing at Brentford but admitted that a move to the top of the Premier League wouldn't be a surprise. He told Sporting Post: "For the first time, the Scottish national team has really good depth in the squad. To break in, you therefore have to be really special. Aaron Hickey is a good player, and he is someone who will be good enough for a top 4 club.

"To get there though for Scotland, he would have to get past the likes of Tierney and Robertson.

"Ben Doak and Calvin Ramsey may be looked at by Steve Clarke. It doesn't matter who they play for, as long as they learn the game. What Clarke has put together is phenomenal, and Scotland have a great chance going into the next tournament."

Former player and BBC Radio broadcaster Pat Nevin.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Former player and BBC Radio broadcaster Pat Nevin.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Former player and BBC Radio broadcaster Pat Nevin. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

While Frank was adamant that Brentford would not sell the full-back this summer, the manager hinted at acceptance that such a move would eventually be an inevitability for the star.

Frank said: "We will not sell him. He’s not even been here a year. With all due respect, I think he’s a very good young player that I think has a fantastic future ahead of him. There needs to be a little bit more to get into the City team in terms of performances. I think he’s done well and I really like him. I think he can get up there."