West Ham: Latest Kehrer transfer developments


West Ham United’s transfer for Thilo Kehrer from Paris Saint-Germain has reached an ‘advanced’ stage.

It depends Dharmesh Shethreporter and presenter for Sky Sports News.

The truth

Kehrer, 25, is primarily a centre-back, but he can also provide cover in the right-back and defensive midfield positions.

The German is in the final 12 months of the deal with the reigning French champions.

West Ham have already signed a centre-half this summer in the form of Nayef Aguerd, but he is out until October with an ankle injury.

The last

Sheth wrote about Twitter that West Ham had agreed the general terms of a £10.1million-plus deal with PSG and were now negotiating the specific payment structure.

‘West Ham United in advanced talks with PSG over signing defender Thilo Kehrer’ he said. “The structure of the deal is being finalized. Fees under discussion estimated at €12m plus add-ons. Kehrer has entered the final year of his contract.

In a live update on Sky Sports NewsSheth added that it “would be quite a hit” as another of Kehrer’s suitors – Sevilla – can offer Champions League football.

The verdict

Kehrer would be a smart addition for West Ham.

He has experience of playing at the highest level – with 20 caps for Germany and 20 Champions League appearances for PSG – and should be able to compete for a starting spot.

National team boss Hansi Flick has described him as a “complete player”, an endorsement that will surely excite West Ham supporters.

And, as if to make it an even better decision, they are apparently set to sign him for a discounted price due to his contract situation.

Aguerd’s injury has left West Ham with a void to fill, and it’s hard to think of too many smarter solutions.


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