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West Ham announce the signing of Thilo Kehrer

West Ham United have completed the signing of Thilo Kehrer from Paris Saint-Germain on a four-year deal with the option for a further two.

Kehrer becomes West Ham’s sixth new addition of the summer window following the earlier arrivals of Nayef Aguerd, Alphonse Areola, Gianluca Scamacca, Maxwel Cornet and Flynn Downes.

Due to an unfortunate injury to the aforementioned Aguerd during pre-season, the Hammers were forced to add another centre-back to their ranks and they have now responded by their acquisition of Kehrer, who can also fill in either at right-back or at left-back.

“I’m very excited to sign for West Ham United,” Kehrer told the West Ham official website on the completion of his move to the London Stadium.

“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.”

It is highly unlikely that Kehrer would be West Ham’s last signing of the window as they remain keen on bringing in a new midfielder despite recently seeing their offer for Hans Vanaken turned down by Club Brugge.

Kehrer is not expected to feature in West Ham’s Europa Conference League qualifier against Viborg but he will be hopeful of debuting in claret and blue this weekend when his new employers play host to Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Hammers will be keen to come away with all three points having made a woeful start to the new Premier League campaign with two defeats from as many games, the most recent of which came against newly-promoted Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

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