Thilo Kehrer has signed for West Ham United from Paris Saint-Germain for a reported fee of £10.1m.
The Hammers announced: “West Ham United is delighted to announce the signing of Germany international defender Thilo Kehrer.
“The versatile 25-year-old arrives from French champions Paris Saint-Germain on a four-year contract with a two-year option, with West Ham having beaten off stiff competition from other leading European clubs to bring him to London Stadium.
“A three-time Ligue 1 winner, UEFA Champions League finalist and a regular starter during Germany’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, Kehrer is a proven winner who will add international and European experience to David Moyes’ squad.
“Kehrer becomes the Hammers’ sixth summer signing following Morocco centre-back Nayef Aguerd, France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, Italy centre-forward Gianluca Scamacca, Ivory Coast winger Maxwel Cornet and midfielder Flynn Downes.
“No player has made more appearances or played more minutes under Germany manager Hansi Flick. Since he took charge of the national team in May last year.”
“I’m very excited to sign for West Ham United,” said Kehrer, who will wear the No24 shirt. “This is the best league in the world and I’m excited about coming to play in the Premier League.
“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.”
“Really pleased to welcome Thilo to West Ham United,” said Moyes. “He’s a talented player, who can play in a number of defensive positions. Adding strength and depth to our current options.”