Brighton & Hove Albion are keen to sign Oldham Athletic youngster Tom Hamer, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

Brighton & Hove Albion are impressed with the youngster following a run of games in Oldham’s first team and they are “likely to bid” for Tom Hamer.

Last week, Tom Hamer put pen to paper on a two-year-deal at Boundary Park which was fully deserved, but it looks like he might be on his way out if the summer.

Hamer told the club website: “I’m delighted to sign my first professional contract. It’s a proud moment for myself and my family.”

“I’m now looking forward to working hard between now, the rest of the season and beyond to ensure we maintain our League One status.”

Richie Wellens has shown his faith in the 18-year-old as he gave him is first team debut in the Checkatrade Trophy against Premier League Leicester City’s Under 23’s.

Hamer was thrown in at the deep end for his first league start, following injuries to Cameron Dummigan and Kean Bryan and a suspension for Wilfried Moimbe, which meant that Hamer was called upon.

His first league start was against local rivals Rochdale in a relegation six-pointer with around 3,000 Latics supporting. Under this pressure, Hamer produced an excellent performer and was a key reason Oldham managed to keep a clean sheet.

Hamer provided an assist for inform Duckens Nazon for his first goal of the game against AFC Wimbledon also this Saturday, Hamer was put into Centre Back and kept a clean sheet in a 0-0 with Doncaster Rovers.

Following his impressive run in Oldham’s first team, it’s no surprise big clubs are taking an interest in the defender but he won’t come cheaply as he is vital part in the Latics team.


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