Thilo Kehrer becomes West Ham’s sixth big summer signing; the defender joins from Paris Saint-Germain on a four-year contract with a two-year player option; the 25-year-old cost the Hammers £10.1m plus surcharges.
West Ham have signed Paris Saint-Germain defender Thilo Kehrer for £10.1m plus surcharges. The 25-year-old has signed a four-year contract with a two-year player option at the London Stadium.
Sevilla is also interested in signing the 20-cap Germany international, who had entered the final year of his contract with PSG but preferred to sign for West Ham.
West Ham’s sixth major summer signing after Gianluca Scamacca, Nayef Aguerd, Alphonse Areola, Flynn Downes, and Maxwell Cornet. The deal also increases the Hammers’ spending to £115.6m.
He joined PSG from Schalke four years ago and has made 128 appearances for the French champions, with whom he has won six major national trophies.
Kehrer is predominantly a central defender but often plays as a full-back for club and country, while he can also play as a defender or midfielder.
West Ham boss David Moyes said on the club’s official website: “I am delighted to welcome Thilo to West Ham United.
This is the best league in the world and I’m looking forward to playing in the Premier League. I spoke to the manager, and he told me how he thought I belonged to the club.
My biggest goal now is to get into the squad, integrate into the group and enjoy playing for West Ham, loaned to Lyon for the job at left-back at Stamford Bridge, although Alonso is reportedly still in that one month to move to Barcelona.
West Ham in Emerson talks Vanaken offers rejected
The Hammers’ proposal for the 29-year-old Belgium international is at around €10m (£8.4m). With a deal already in place for Kehrer, West Ham is also eyeing a move for Emerson from London rivals Chelsea.
The clubs are in talks over a £13million deal for the left-back, who has two years left on his contract at Chelsea and spent his last season on loan at Lyon.
At present, Emerson is behind Ben Chilwell, Marc Cucurella, and Marcos Alonso in the pecking order for the left-back job at Stamford Bridge, although Alonso is due to join Barcelona this month.
West Ham is also expected to return with a much better offer for Hans Vanaken after Club Brugge rejected their original offer for the midfielder.
The Hammers’ offer for the 29-year-old Belgium international is estimated at around €10m (March 8). 4m).