Coventry City midfielder Gustavo Hamer has signed a new contract with the Sky Blues, extending his stay at the club until the summer of 2024.
The Brazilian-born Dutchman joined the club in July 2020 from PEC Zwolle, with Mark Robins’ side paying more than £1 million for his services.
Hamer was pretty much ubiquitous for Coventry last season, netting 42 times and scoring five goals as the Midlands club secured a second successive Championship campaign.
The 24-year-old’s good form has continued in 2021-22 with three goals and six assists, his last effort coming in Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Swansea City.
Hamer’s consistent performance for the Sky Blues saw him attract significant transfer attention, with FLW exclusively revealing that Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers were touring ahead of the summer window, along with Premier League clubs Leeds and Norwich City.
However, Hamer’s new contract has put a damper on work and he looks set to stay at the Coventry Building Society Arena for the foreseeable future.
With Hamer’s previous contract expiring in the summer of 2023, it was important for the club to try to get the combative midfielder to extend his contract.
That’s exactly what he did and it shows some loyalty to the club given the size of some of the clubs interested in securing a transfer for him.
It’s important to stress, however, that just because Hamer signed a new contract doesn’t mean he will stay at City permanently beyond the summer.
There could potentially be a release clause in the new deal that could be triggered, but those are ifs and buts at the moment – Coventry fans may be excited to see more of Hamer as ‘they are looking to build a team that can fight for promotion.