An update has emerged on Rangers boss Gio van Bronckhorst’s interest in bringing a new midfielder to Ibrox this summer…
According to Football League World, the Gers are among a number of clubs in the race to land a deal for Coventry midfielder Gustavo Hamer.
The report claims that the Glasgow giants have been following the Dutch gem since last summer and could now swoop for him at the end of the season, when he will have 12 months left on his deal with the English Championship side.
Van Bronckhorst would be sealing a masterclass if he is able to work with Ross Wilson to strike an agreement with the Coventry star to join the club in the summer.
It would represent a big coup for the Gers as they appear set to face stiff competition for his signature. Celtic, Norwich, Brentford and Leeds are all reportedly keen on Hamer, which means that the Light Blues will need to convince him that a move to Ibrox is better for him than a potential switch to the Premier League or Parkhead.
The £6.5k-per-week wizard would be a fantastic addition to Rangers’ squad as he has shown off his quality in the Championship over the last 18 months. Coventry goalkeeper Marko Marosi dubbed him “unbelievable” and EFL pundit Ali Maxwell previously called him a “class act”.
Hamer has averaged an impressive SofaScore of 7.12 in the English second tier this season, scoring two goals and providing six assists from central midfield. He has also averaged 2.7 tackles and interceptions per game, illustrating that he has aggression to his play.
This comes after he averaged a score of 6.96 and provided five goals and two assists for Coventry last term, showing that he has improved since arriving in England. At the age of 24, he has plenty of time left ahead of him to develop further and could be an excellent signing for Rangers in the short- and long-term.
Therefore, Van Bronckhorst would be sealing a masterclass by signing him, as the 47-year-old would be bringing in a talented young player to bolster the squad now and in the future, whilst also beating strong competition to land him.
Hamer has proven that he can be a creative force from a deep-lying position and this would be a huge boost for the Gers against teams who sit deep and look to absorb pressure for 90 minutes, as the Dutchman has shown that he can create chances from a number six and number eight role.