West Ham have agreed a deal with PSG to sign PSG defender Thilo Kehrer, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
It was reported last week that the Hammers had made a bid for the Germany international but were waiting to hear back regarding whether the player himself would be interested in the move.
But now it appears a decision has been made and, according to Romano, Kehrer is due in London imminently to undergo a medical before making the switch from Paris to London.
Nayef Aguerd’s arrival from Rennes earlier in the window appeared to have put an end to West Ham depth issues at the centre of David Moyes’ defence, but the Moroccan has been ruled out with a long-term ankle injury, while Craig Dawson and Angelo Ogbonna are also sidelined and Issa Diop was sold to Fulham.
Since then, Moyes has been back in the market for a centre-back and it appears he has finally got his man, with Sky Sports claiming the deal is worth £10.1m.
It is believed the 25-year-old chose the Hammers over Sevilla, who were also keen on signing him.
Thilo Kehrer to West Ham, deal set to be completed. German centre back will be in London in the next hours to undergo medical tests this week. 🚨⚒️ #WHUFC
PSG want to complete Ebimbe to Eintracht, Kehrer to West Ham and Keylor Navas to Napoli as soon as possible.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 16, 2022
Kehrer is predominantly right-footed but will no doubt be expected to play on the left-side of Moyes’ centre-back pairing while Aguerd recovers from ankle surgery.
Whether or not he’s coming in to be a first-team centre-back for the long term remains to be seen, but he certainly adds further depth to an area of the squad that has been depleted by injuries over the last year.
The 20-cap Germany international has struggled for regular game time since joining PSG from Schalke in 2018, especially in the last two years.