Aaron Hickey has finally been unveiled as a Bologna player - in a bizarre video featuring the Loch Ness Monster.

The former Hearts defender signed for the Serie A outfit after a long drawn out saga between the Italians and Bayern Munich. The deal is believed to be worth around £1.5million.

The signing was finally confirmed today and Bologna shared a clip unveling their new player, featuring Scotland's most notorious legend. In the video, accompanied by natural Scottish music and scenery the club captioned it: "They thought he was a myth, they hunted high and low, they believed he would appear. Now, he's here and he's real.. Our Flower of Scotland."

Showing an unusual toy of Nessie, Hickey proceeds to grab it and say: "Believe me, I'm real." It appears to highlight the length of time it took to conclude the move.

Hickey's move could land Celtic around £450,000, meanwhile, thanks to a clause in his contract after they allowed the left-back to leave for the Jambos as a kid.