West Ham United have agreed a deal with Paris Saint-Germain to sign vital defender Thilo Kehrer for a rate of €12m plus accessories, 90min can confirm.
The German global is in London to go through a medical and to finalise non-public terms having outlined his preference to sign up for West Ham ahead of Sevilla.
Kehrer, who arrived at the Parc des Princes from Schalke 4 years ago, had less than a 12 months remaining on his settlement at PSG and the Ligue 1 champions have opted to cash in now as opposed to threat losing him on a pre-contract settlement in January.
The 25-yr-vintage’s move to London Stadium can be finished in time for him to be to be had for Thursday’s Europa Conference League qualifier in opposition to Danish membership Viborg, which would provide a massive improve for David Moyes’ injury depleted squad, and the switch could come to be costing West Ham €15m in general.
Summer signing Nayef Aguerd is sidelined after undergoing ankle surgical operation, Craig Dawson is out of movement with a hamstring damage and Angelo Ogbonna is without a doubt no longer in shape enough to play as he continues to recover from anterior cruciate ligament tear suffered remaining season. Issa Diop, meanwhile, has left to enroll in Fulham.
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Should Kehrer positioned pen to paper as predicted he becomes the membership’s 6th principal signing of the summer season window. The Hammers have already signed Aguerd, Alphonse Areola, Flynn Downes, Gianluca Scamacca and Maxwel Cornet, however there may be a preference to add similarly bodies earlier than the September deadline.
Another centre-returned signing is at the schedule, given the number of injuries affecting West Ham’s backline, and there’s additionally hobby in signing a left-back, crucial midfielder and attacking midfielder.
Future reinforcements might be tasked with assisting West Ham conquer a gradual start to the season – one that has seen them lose back-to-again Premier League games to Manchester City and Nottingham Forest.Related