By Doug Ward

17th Nov, 2021 | 12:10pm

Van Bronckhorst can help Rangers sign Gustavo Hamer from Coventry amid Feyenoord link

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is looking increasingly linked to be the next Rangers manager after a delegation reportedly held talks with him in the Netherlands on Tuesday.

Steven Gerrard’s exit from Ibrox last week is bound to lead to a lot of change at the Scottish champions and if talks to hire van Bronckhorst are successful [Scottish Sun], he’s bound to want to put his own stamp on the squad.

In order to do that, he may have to sell players in January in order to sign players and Glen Kamara has already been linked with a move to Aston Villa [90min].

And if Kamara does move on to join Villa with Gerrard, van Brockhorst is going to need to replace that quality in the midfield.

Luckily, there’s a perfect option out there who’s already played for the Dutchman and has already been reportedly on Ross Wilson’s transfer radar at Ibrox.

In the 2016/17 season, van Bronckhorst led Feyenoord to their first Eredivisie title in 18 years.

During that campaign, he handed Brazilian midfielder Gustavo Hamer his senior debut for Feyenoord.

Hamer, now 24 and playing for high-flying Coventry in the English Championship, played twice for Gio that season when Feyenoord won the league.

After leaving Feyenoord for PEC Zwolle in 2018 and eventually joining Coventry in 2020 to help them avoid relegation from England’s second-tier, Hamer has turned into one of the Championship’s best midfielders.

Coventry boss Mark Robins has previously said that the Brazilian defensive midfielder has the potential to be a Premier League player [Coventry Telegraph] and based on the reported interest in the ex-Feyenoord ace, he could be right.

Football League World reported earlier this year that Rangers, Norwich, Brighton and Brentford have all shown an interest in Hamer.

And with Gio likely to be appointed in charge of Rangers, it would make sense for them to be at the front of the queue to sign the Coventry ace if they find themselves in need of a replacement for Kamara in January.

In other Rangers news, a broadcaster has shared what she’s been told about the Gers not considering a move to hire this Dutchman.