By Mike Southey

13th Aug, 2022 | 10:10am

West Ham United are on the verge of sealing a deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Thilo Kehrer, according to the Daily Mirror.

The newspaper has reported in its print edition [13 August, pg. 63] that a £16million transfer is about to be tied up for David Moyes at the London Stadium.

The boss is said to have wanted the German international after the current injury crisis, and he finally looks to have got his man after failing earlier in the week.

Moyes was asked about the move for Kehrer in his pre-match press conference before the trip to Nittingham Forest, where he simply admitted that it was “progressing.”

It looks to be doing much more than that now.

Nayef Aguerd, Craig Dawson and Angelo Ogbonna are still all in the recovery stage of injuries leaving Kurt Zouma as the only recognised senior central option at the back.

Ben Johnson finished the 2-0 defeat against Manchester City in that role, and will likely start there again at the City Ground, with no chance of Kehrer being registered beforehand.

On the verge.

West Ham United look set to win this race.

Sevilla were noted as big competitors for the 25-year-old, but it looks as though it is now all roads ahead to the Premier League to continue his career.

Kehrer has been labelled as a future world-class defender, and his experience at Paris Saint-Germain alongside the likes of Marquinihos and Sergio Ramos will only help that.

Moyes will no doubt have guaranteed playing time too, something that is much harder to come by in France, with the German getting the perfect chance to cement his spot alongside Zouma during this injury crisis.

At only £16million too, GSBK are sealing yet another bargain deal this summer and it will no doubt lead to more funds being available elsewhere for Moyes to bring in that midfielder he has been hunting.

Hopefully, this can be done sooner rather than later and we only have to go through this crisis for one more game.