This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
The 24-year-old, who signed a contract extension until the summer of 2024 back in March, has once again been an extremely important member of Mark Robins’ side this season.
The all-action midfielder chipped in with three goals and 10 assists in 39 Championship appearances this season, also contributing with relentless an intelligent displays on a consistent basis.
Hamer arrived from Dutch club PEC Zwolle in July 2020 and has been an integral part as to why the Sky Blues have exceeded expectations since arriving back in the Championship.
Three of our writers here at FLW have shared their thoughts regarding Brighton’s interest in the Coventry midfielder…
Quiz: Which club did Coventry City sign these 24 players from in the 1990s?
This could be a rather useful signing for Brighton you feel.
With Pascal Gross out of contract this summer, and Yves Bissouma surely set to again be the centre of much speculation linking him with a move elsewhere, some extra options in the centre of midfield will be important for the Seagulls.
Hamer is obviously someone who could help fill that void, and you do feel the ability he has to help push a team up the pitch, could ensure he fits in nicely with the attacking intent Graham Potter’s side play with at The Amex.
You also feel that, with the financial strength they have as a Premier League side, and the funds they could receive from other sales, this ought to be an affordable deal for the south coast club as well, meaning it does seem as though this one may be worth pursuing for Brighton.
There is a very intriguing one.
Hamer has certainly gone under the radar in having a very good season with the Sky Blues.
Coventry, despite being relegation candidates last summer, have looked like a team capable of sustaining a promotion push next season, and Hamer would be at the forefront of Mark Robins’ plans for that.
However, entering the final year of his contract next season, from a financial point of view it could be best for business for them to cash in on Hamer while they can this summer, rather than to allow his value to depreciate and for the 24-year-old to leave on a free at the end of next season.
The Sky Blues have recruited extremely well over the years under Robins, and would certainly back themselves and their data scouting team to smartly reinvest any fee brought in for Hamer.
With some time to get used to Graham Potter’s bold style of play, Hamer could adjust to Premier League level successfully next season.
This looks like a really on-brand Brighton signing for me.
Gus Hamer has been excellent for Coventry City over the past few seasons and it’s no surprise that there is interest from the Premier League.
The 24-year-old has the skillset that should mean he’s capable of making the step up to senior level and as he enters the final year of his contract this summer, I’d expect to see teams come calling this summer.
It’s hard to say whether he’s a huge improvement on the options Graham Potter has at his disposal right now but I could see him growing into a really influential player for Brighton in the centre of the park.
The Sky Blues will not want to see him go but you feel they will have a tough battle on their hands to keep him.