Celtic summer target Aaron Hickey made history this week as the youngster bagged his first goal for Serie A side Bologna.

The 19-year-old defender starred for the Italian club in their 2-2 draw against Genoa, with Hickey opening the scoring with a fine strike 49 minutes in.

It was the first goal the fullback had scored for Bologna since arriving in 2020. And in doing so, Hickey broke a record that has stood in Italian football for over thirty years.

The defender’s strike was the first time a Scotsman has scored a goal in Serie A since Joe Jordan in 1986, 34 years ago. Indeed, it was a moment to savour for Hickey, who has impressed this season.

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The defender was nothing but a bit-part player for I Rossoblu last campaign. However, this season has already seen Hickey start every game for the Italian club.

With Celtic heavily linked with Hickey over the summer, the Glasgow giants have seemingly missed out on a top Scottish talent who could now be out of their reach given his early success this season with Bologna.

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And Hickey breaking a 34-year record with his goal this week could have big clubs around Europe keeping a close eye on the teenage Scotsman.

Yet on social media, Celtic fans were fuming that the club were unable to sign him this summer. Here’s what a few had to say about Hickey on Twitter…

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