“High price”: Leeds United remain interested in landing “talented” EFL star – Phil Hay
Leeds United still hold keen interest in signing Coventry City midfielder Gustavo Hamer this month, as Daniel Farke’s side eye recruitments
Leeds’ Championship season is underway in less-than ideal circumstances with two dropped points on matchday one against Cardiff City, seeing Liam Cooper pick up a long-term injury in the process, while Tyler Adams and others remain absent.
The USMNT midfielder’s future seems destined to be away from the club, meaning more midfield recruitment is required.
With Adams expected to be pursued more actively by Chelsea in the coming days over a £20million release clause, Leeds’ attempts to replace him must be ambitious.
According to The Athletic’s Phil Hay, their target is Coventry City midfielder Gustavo Hamer, already off the mark with an assist this season as the Sky Blues lost to Leicester City.
How much will Leeds have to pay?
Despite having one year left on his contract, the Dutchman is sure to command a significant fee for Leeds, or anyone else wanting to bring him in.
Hay revealed that the “talented” midfielder is still requiring a “high price” amid claims that £12million or even potentially £15million will be required to sign him.
Meanwhile, Sheffield United in the Premier League have been credited with interest as they cope with the imminent loss of Sander Berge.
Hamer would be the missing piece of the puzzle and an outrageous signing for us to make in the Championship.
Bringing him in would more or less consolidate our high chances of being at least a top six side this season, he is that good.
He’s arguably the best midfielder in the division, and to bring him in would not only strengthen us, but weaken a direct rival too.