Coventry City are set to face a nervous period over the summer transfer window with regards to the long-term future of the in-demand Gustavo Hamer.
Hamer has enjoyed an excellent campaign with the Sky Blues in the Championship, and he managed to make 42 league appearances and fired in five goals and provided two assists in that time. The 23-year-old has also been a very dependable option in providing protection in front of the back four. That has seen him become one of the best players in his position in the division.
What do we know so far?
It has been reported by The Athletic that Hamer has emerged on the potential radar of West Brom ahead of the summer with the Baggies starting to prepare now for life back in the Championship. The report adds that Sam Allardyce’s side are prepared to enter the race for his signature. That comes with them preparing to replace the likes of Okay Yokuslu and Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who return to their parent clubs.
The defensive midfielder is not just emerging on the radar of West Brom, with Football League World believing that the likes of Rangers, Norwich City, Brighton and Brentford are also potentially interested in securing Hamer’s signature. That suggests that the Baggies are going to be needing to work hard to get a deal over the line for the 23-year-old.
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Is it likely to happen?
Coventry are going to find it very challenging to keep hold of Hamer now you would have to suggest, even though he is still under contract with the Sky Blues until the summer of 2023. He has only been with them for one campaign, but already seems to have maybe outgrown them with his performances in the Championship this term.
The Baggies are going to have a role in their squad for a defensive midfielder next season and it is an important position they need to get right for their hopes of securing promotion. Hamer would be offered a key role within their side and would be guaranteed the chance to continue his impressive development at the Hawthorns.
However, Rangers would be able to offer him the chance to compete in European competition and also compete for domestic silverware. Whilst both Norwich and Brighton would be able to offer him Premier League football.
That means that Hamer would be facing a huge decision over which scenario he feels is best for his long-term and short-term future. West Brom are a good proposition for any player in the Championship and would have a good chance of going up again next term. It is a move he will have to consider, but he may also feel there are better options out there for him.