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Jacob Steinberg claims West Ham are close to signing Thilo Kehrer

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Jacob Steinberg claims West Ham are close to signing Thilo Kehrer

West Ham United are allegedly closing in on a deal to sign German defender Thilo Kehrer from Paris Saint-Germain.

That’s according to The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg who claims that the Hammers are hopeful of beating off competition from Sevilla for the £16 million PSG centre-back.

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Reports emerged in Germany over the weekend that West Ham were actually struggling to convince Kehrer to move to the London Stadium.

It seems as though that’s not exactly the case, however.

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David Moyes needs to sign a top-class centre-back…and fast.

Nayef Aguerd is out injured, as is Craig Dawson whilst Angelo Ogbonna is nowhere near match fit. It seems as though Moyes is inching ever closer to bolstering his defensive ranks though…

West Ham close to Thilo Kehrer deal

The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg reckons that West Ham are making some really positive progress in the race to get the German signed up before our next fixture.

What a terrific addition Kehrer would be for the Hammers.

Kehrer is absolutely rapid and is one of Germany’s fastest players according to Sport Mob. When he was at Schalke, the Bundesliga’s official website described him as a potentially ‘world-class’ player.

He’s a three time league winner, having enjoyed great success at Parc des Princes.

The 25-year-old is an exceptional passer of the football as well.

In 27 Ligue 1 appearances for PSG last season, he made an average of 43.1 passes per match and recorded an incredibly successful completion rate of 94.7% (Who Scored).

Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images

Standing at 6ft 1in tall, Kehrer isn’t the tallest of centre-backs, but he possesses an incredible leap, similar to that of Manchester City defender Nathan Ake.

The German’s ability to play in a variety fo defensive positions will obviously appeal to David Moyes.

Kehrer currently earns around £80k-a-week at PSG (Salary Sport). That kind of salary certainly won’t break the wage structure at the London Stadium.

Let’s just hope that West Ham get a deal done for Thilo Kehrer as soon as possible.

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