Rewind to a few months ago and there was some talk that Rangers had agreed a fee to bring Brazilian born midfielder Gustavo Hamer to the club.
The Coventry star – who was previously a Dutch youth international – is a key player for the Championship side and has there has been some dispute in the past regarding links to the Gers.
However, back in May a leading EFL Twitter account with 15k followers claimed the Gers had met a £4m valuation for the ex-PEC Zwolle player.
🚨 West Brom & Rangers have met Coventry City’s valuation for midfielder Gustavo Hamer, with further talks to be held next week. #WBAFC #PUSB #EFL_HUB https://t.co/N2THAkCSYy pic.twitter.com/51dt4xXl5U
— EFL HUB ⚜️ (@efl_hub) May 16, 2021
Back then, Rangers fans took this reported interest with the 24-year-old with a pinch of salt.
But as explained it wasn’t the first time Hamer was linked, with reports from the Press Association eventually being rubbished by Ibrox insiders.
Back in January, Heart & Hand claimed that Rangers were “not interested” in the player via their Daily Update [14/01/21].
Despite those claims down south, nothing appears to have materialised for the box-to-box Brazilian who has started the season on fine form for Coventry City.
The midfielder has played every minute of the Championship campaign so far for the Sky Blues and is catching the eye of the Coventry fans who have a new song for the player:
🎶 “HE’S BRAZILIAN, HE ONLY COST A MILLION…” 🇧🇷
Coventry’s Gustavo Hamer enjoying his song last night 🤩#PUSB
— Football League Zone (@TheFLZone) August 18, 2021
Did anyone else see how happy Gustavo Hamer was now that he finally has a song 😂 love the guy! On a side note – Gyokeres was unplayable tonight, felt like the penalty miss only made him more determined! #PUSB
— Luke Jackson (@_lukeyjackson_) August 17, 2021
— Dan Thomas (@DanTCCFC) August 18, 2021
— Jordan (@Jordan24M) August 17, 2021
Gustavo Hamer is looking chuffed that he has his own song! #pusb
— R△LPH (@saveloyexpress) August 17, 2021
What an absolutely sensational 45 minutes that is. Thankfully sealed with that from Gyokeres.
What a player Gustavo Hamer is
— Stuart Court (@Stu_Court) August 17, 2021
Really enjoying that Gustavo Hamer chant as well 😍👏🏻
The Sky Blue Army sound class tonight! 💙#PUSB
— Total Cov Blog (@TotalCovBlog) August 17, 2021
— Greez (@_jgreez) August 18, 2021
If the Brazilian midfielder keeps his form up, perhaps it won’t just be Rangers being linked to the player who is now in his second season at the Ricoh Arena.
Speaking of English Championship midfielders, Rangers’ interest in a more attacking player appears to have been confirmed with a reputable transfer source.