West Ham complete £10m transfer for Thilo Kehrer from PSG on four-year deal as defender becomes sixth summer signing | The Sun

WEST HAM have signed Thilo Kehrer from Paris Saint-Germain for £10million.

The German has penned a four-year contract with David Moyes' side.

Kehrer, 25, is West Ham's sixth summer signing and bolsters their defence after the departure of Issa Diop to Fulham last week.

The Hammers were especially eager to strengthen at the back after losing fellow new-boy Nayef Aguerd to a serious ankle injury last month.

Upon joining the East Londoners, Kehrer told their official website: "I’m very excited to sign for West Ham United.

"This is the best league in the world and I’m excited about coming to play in the Premier League.

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"I talked to the manager and he told me about how he sees me fitting in at the club.

"My biggest goal now is to get into the team, integrate myself within the group and enjoy playing for West Ham."

Boss David Moyes added: "I am really pleased to welcome Thilo to West Ham United.

"He’s a talented player, who can play in a number of defensive positions, adding strength and depth to our current options."

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Kehrer joined PSG from Schalke aged 21 in 2018.

He made 128 appearances for the French giants – splitting his game time between full-back and centre-back.

During his time in Paris he won three Ligue 1 titles, two Coupes de France and a Coupe de La Ligue.

He also helped PSG reach the Champions League final in 2020.

Kehrer has won 20 caps for Germany.

Since Hansi Flick's arrival as national team boss, Kehrer has started 11 of his country's 13 matches.

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He featured on PSG's pre-season tour of Japan last month, but was not involved in either of their opening two Ligue 1 matches.

West Ham have confirmed that he will wear the No24 shirt at London Stadium, after following Aguerd, Alphonse Areola, Gianluca Scamacca, Maxwel Cornet and Flynn Downes through the door this summer.

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