Burnley boss Vincent Kompany has set his sights on Coventry City midfielder Gustavo Hamer.
The Clarets are preparing for life back in the Premier League after their automatic promotion earlier this summer. They have brought in defenders Jordan Beyer and Dara O’Shea, as well as goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux during this transfer window, whilst closing in on the loan signing of Malian midfielder Soumaila Coulibaly from Borussia Dortmund.
Burnley are nowhere near finished to compete in the Premier League next season, with Vincent Kompany keen to add to his midfield unit. And the Belgian tactician has reportedly made Gustavo Hamer his next transfer target in what has been a busy transfer window for the Lancashire-based club so far.
Hamer, 26, was one of Coventry City’s standout players in their run to the Play-off final last season, scoring the crucial winner in the semi-final win over Michael Carrick’s Middlesbrough. The midfielder, who netted 11 times in 45 appearances last season, has just one year left on his contract with the Sky Blues, which has alerted many clubs including Burnley.
Gustavo Hamer would be an exciting addition to Burnley’s midfield ranks
There are bound to be a host of names linked to Burnley now that the club are back in the Premier League after a season in the Championship. One of those names is Coventry City’s Gustavo Hamer.
Burnley are hot on the wheels of Hamer as they put plans in place to bolster their midfield unit. Among the squad’s current options in midfield, only Jack Cork and Josh Brownhill have got experience in Premier League football, thus, leaving Kompany with a significant position to address within his ranks at Turf Moor.
While Hamer isn’t a Premier League-proven commodity, he certainly has the attributes to thrive in Kompany’s system in the top flight. He is solid in possession and has goals in his locker, as demonstrated by his 11 strikes in the Championship last term. To have a player capable of scoring goals from midfield is always a boon for any team, which should make the former Netherlands under-20 international a great fit at Burnley.
Hamer could become an important player in Burnley’s midfield, acting as the player that would link up from defence to midfield, while also playing a big part in the club’s attack. At 26, he is probably entering the peak of his career and the time is right for Burnley to go all out for his signature. Hamer may take time to adapt to the demands of Premier League football, but as a squad addition or someone to operate in the middle of the park with another player, he is surely worth having as Kompany’s side bid for safety in their first season back with the big boys.
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