David Moyes has been under real pressure so far this season, after his side’s poor start to the 2022/23 Premier League campaign.
The Hammers beat Wolves at the London Stadium yesterday though, and all of a sudden, things are looking a lot brighter.
Thilo Kehrer has been the standout performer for West Ham this season in my opinion. What an incredible signing he has proven to be for just £10 million!
And at the same time, selling Issa Diop for £15 million (The Telegraph) makes the Kehrer signing seem all the more impressive.
What unbelievable business from the Hammers…
West Ham United’s deal of the century
Kehrer has been an absolute star for the Hammers since arriving at the London Stadium from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window.
His swashbuckling displays have given he West Ham fans some real hope throughout what has been an awful start to our 2022/23 campaign.
Kehrer has been superb when playing at centre-back for West Ham but he really excelled at right-back against Wolves last night.
Kehrer has all of the attributes needed to succeed as a full-back in the modern game.
The Germany international has demonstrated his blistering pace regularly during his opening nine games in a West Ham shirt.
The 26-year-old is also a really tenacious tackler and has great energy.
He has also played in both full-back positions regularly for PSG, Schalke and Germany.
The difference between Kehrer and Diop really is chalk and cheese.
In the eight Premier League games that Fulham have played since Diop arrived at Craven Cottage, the centre-back has made just three appearances, with two of those matches ending in defeat.
When West Ham sold Diop to Fulham, we warned their fans about how poor he was.
The frustrating thing about him is that he has all of the attributes required to be a success in the Premier League.
Unfortunately for him, and Fulham, his concentration levels and positional sense are quite frankly abysmal.
Perhaps he’s just not suited to the Premier League, what with the intensity and speed of the football that is played.
Fulham may well have made a huge mistake by signing the defender.
And at the same time, West Ham have got an unbelievably good player in the form of Thilo Kehrer, for £5 million less than we sold Diop for!
That bit of business has to go down as the deal of the century for West Ham.