Coventry City have confirmed the signing of Gustavo Hamer from Dutch side PEC Zwolle via their official website.
The 23-year-old midfielder becomes Mark Robins’ first signing ahead of their return to the Championship after gaining automatic promotion from League One this year.
Hamer, born in Brazil, has plenty of experience having played for Feyenoord, where he developed through the various youth sides before making his debut against Ajax in 2017.
Hamer has now put pen to paper on a three-year-deal with Coventry, seeing him commit to the club until July 2023. Following the completion of the move, Robins discussed the move for the defensive midfielder:
“We’re delighted to announce the signing of Gustavo, who is a quality addition to our squad ahead of our return to the Championship and is a player our recruitment team has been monitoring closely for some time.
“He’s a creative, two-footed midfielder with great technical ability but is also a tenacious and determined player as well in the centre of the midfield.
“We are looking forward to working with Gustavo and continuing our work ahead of next season.”
The 23-year-old will now prepare for the 2020/21 season with international clearance and EFL/FA approval all that’s required to complete the move.
This looks like a very shrewd move from Robins, who has acted quickly to shore up his midfield after Liam Walsh returned to parent club Bristol City.
Hamer will need some time to adapt to English football but the 23-year-old can draw upon his experience of the Eredivisie to become an influential figure for the Sky Blues.
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