Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle scouts all took in Hearts vs Rangers last weekend to watch youngster Aaron Hickey.

The defender, 17, is expected to have a huge career in front of him and has been touted with a move to Manchester City.

Rangers are also understood to be keen on the player but a host of English Premier League sides watched his progress against the Ibrox outfit at Tynecastle, claim the Scottish Sun.

Manchester City 'tracking' Hearts starlet Aaron Hickey as youngster continues to shine

He played the 90 minutes as the Jambos held Gers to a 1-1 draw.

Hickey made his first-team debut last season against Celtic and has been a main man in Craig Levein's side ever since.

He even netted his first professional goal against Hibs in a 2-1 win earlier this season.

Southampton and Norwich City are also rumoured to be monitoring Hickey.