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FIRST WORDS: Gustavo Hamer

The 23-year-old joins the Sky Blues from PEC Zwolle...

3 July 2020

Gutsavo Hamer became the latest addition to join the Sky Blues and he spoke about his delight at finally putting pen-to-paper.

The 23-year-old joins City for an undisclosed fee, subject to EFL clearance, from PEC Zwolle on a three-year-deal and the midfielder revealed his excitement at getting started upon his arrival.

“Finally, everything is done. It felt for ages that the deal was going to happen and now it finally has I am really happy to be here.

“I can’t wait to get started, I haven’t played football for almost two months because I’ve had to train by myself, so I can’t wait to go again and meet my new team mates and see everybody.

“I spoke with Chris Badlan (Head of Recruitment) and he gave me a welcome feeling about Coventry and he was at my house in Zwolle and he told me the plan that they have for me, so it felt right to come over here.”

Hamer joins the Sky Blues at an exciting time, as they prepare for a return to the Championship for the first time since 2012.

The draw of testing himself in England and playing in the Championship is an opportunity that the Brazilian is relishing.

“I think the competition in England is the biggest in the world and it’s a good opportunity for me to see what I can do here.

“I’ve heard a lot about the Coventry fans and the players here and it’s good news about achieving promotion to the Championship and it’s also good news for me.”

Gustavo becomes the first recruit of the 2020/21 season and after completing his medical, he had a chance to speak with manager Mark Robins.

“I spoke with him and we talked about pre-season and when that is going to start because of Covid-19.

“It was a good first talk, we didn’t speak a lot about football, we spoke about family and when my family are going to come over.

“Now I’m here in England, I have to stay here for a while because of the medical tests, so it’s weird to make the move during these times because the plane I was on was empty and the airports are quiet.”

Hamer will have to now wait before he gets his chance to pull on a Sky Blue shirt in front of the supporters, but had this message on what they can expect from him.

“The fans can expect a lot of hard work from me, I’ll do my best and I’ll do my best for the team and the club, so I hope they can expect a lot, but maybe not too many goals because that’s not my game!

“I like to work hard and do everything for the team, so that’s what they can expect from me.”


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