Boost for West Ham boss David Moyes as prime target Thilo Kehrer is frozen out of the PSG squad for the second game in a row.
West Ham are desperate for defensive reinforcements and could have just one centre-back in their squad for the second game in a row at Nottingham Forest if Craig Dawson has not recovered from injury.
The Hammers have been tracking PSG’s German defender Kehrer.
It’s easy to see why too.
Kehrer is extremely fast and is one of Germany’s quickest players according to Sport Mob. When he was at Schalke, the Bundesliga’s official website described him as a potentially ‘world-class’ player.
Moyes himself confirmed his interest and said talks were ‘progressing’ during his pre-Forest press conference.
That was after KUMB claimed Kehrer’s agent Dirk Hebel flew to London for talks over personal terms in the event West Ham get a deal agreed with PSG for the defender, who has one year left on his contract.
The Mirror (print edition August 13th, page 63) yesterday claimed a £16m deal to bring the 25-year-old to the London Stadium is on the verge of completion.
But there was then a concerning report from Sports Germany who state Kehrer would prefer to remain in France rather than join the Hammers, as things stand.
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Now there has been an undoubted boost for West Ham boss Moyes as prime target Kehrer was frozen out of the PSG squad for the second game in a row.
Kehrer was left out of PSG’s entire squad for the season-opening 5-0 win over Clermont Foot last week.
And the West Ham target was frozen out of Les Parisiens’ second game of the season on Saturday night, a 5-2 win over Montpellier.
Kehrer was nowhere to be seen again as PSG lined up with a back five of Hakimi, Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe and Mendes.
Amidst all the claim and counter claim, the simple fact of the matter is if Kehrer wants to stand any chance of making the Germany squad for the World Cup in November then he clearly needs to leave PSG and get game time.
West Ham can provide that as well as the chance to live in London and play in the best league in the world.