According to Football Insider, Sheffield United have shown interest in securing the services of Coventry City standout Gus Hamer during this summer transfer window.
Hamer, whose contract is due to expire next summer, is being considered as a potential replacement for Sander Berge, who is on his way to Burnley and is expected to finalise the move today.
The 26-year-old midfielder impressively netted 11 goals from midfield in the previous season. Coventry advanced to the play-off final, only to be defeated by Luton Town.
With Coventry also losing their star striker Viktor Gyökeres to Sporting Lisbon, there’s anticipation of an approach from Sheffield United for Hamer. Additionally, Hamer has been linked with Leeds United in this transfer window. Football Insider understands that Coventry City has told interested clubs that Gus Hamer is worth £12m plus £2m add-ons.
Following the departures of Berge and Iliman Ndiaye for reduced fees due to their contracts’ final year at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United is now targeting players that are in similar situations elsewhere. Hamer, along with Middlesbrough’s Chuba Akpom, is among the names on their transfer shortlist who are poised to become free agents next summer. Akpom could be acquired for around £8m this window.