West Ham United allegedly have a big problem concerning our pursuit of Paris Saint-Germain centre-back Thilo Kehrer.
That’s according to a report from Spanish media outlet Estadio Deportivo who claim that the 25-year-old defender has an agreement in place with Sevilla.
The one good bit of news for us is that the La Liga side are currently unwilling to match PSG’s £17 million valuation of the 20-capped Germany international (Estadio Deportivo).
West Ham boss David Moyes desperately needs to bring in a top-class central defender…and fast.
It seems as though the Hammers have one very big obstacle to overcome though…
West Ham dealt Thilo Kehrer blow
According to Estadio Deportivo, the 25-year-old actually has an agreement in place with Sevilla to move to the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium this summer.
The Spanish side haven’t yet agreed terms with PSG, however, so the door is still open for West Ham. The Sevilla agreement news is still a big blow for us nevertheless.
Missing out on the German would be a really big blow for the East London outfit. He’s such a good player.
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).
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.
If West Ham miss out on Thilo Kehrer to Sevilla it really will be a hard one to take for Moyes and the fans. Hopefully we still manage to convince the German to move to the London Stadium.