Watch Bologna's bizarre Aaron Hickey announcement video with fake Loch Ness Monster as Scot says 'believe me, I'm real'

AARON HICKEY'S move to Bologna has become the unexpected social media hit of the summer – thanks to this bizarre video.

The 18-year-old left-back's switch to the Serie A side probably would not have made too many headlines normally.

But chuck in a fake Loch Ness Monster, some epic music and a completely indifferent looking Hickey and you have the recipe for a viral sensation.

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The clip starts with what appears to be the rugged and beautiful Scottish countryside.

But as the focus goes to the water, a crude Loch Ness Monster emerges from the ripples.

A giant hand then appears onscreen to pluck the beast away.

Turns out it's Hickey's hand and next we see him holding 'Nessie' while saying: "Believe me, I'm real."

Former Hearts star Hickey was linked with a move to Bayern Munich but opted for Italy in a deal believed to be worth £1.5million.

He played 30 times for Hearts last season and his first senior goal was the winner in the Edinburgh derby against Hibs last September.

In case the message was unclear, Bologna followed up their video announcement with a more traditional 'Welcome Aaron post'.

Safe to say fans were split on the imaginative clip – although the level of ridicule did not match that Alexis Sanchez received for his Manchester United unveiling.

One fumed: "The f***ing state of this."

Another said: "OK. What the f***? They can't pay couple of hundred bucks to a decent video editor?"

A fellow user wrote: "Everything went to s*** the moment that plastic dragon appeared."

But one fan posted: "Awesome."

And another said: "First signing with an Oscar-nominated short film. Good luck to the boy."

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