Football: AS Monaco secures Thilo Kehrer on loan from West Ham, but will it be permanent?

AS Monaco has strengthened its defence with the arrival of Thilo Kehrer, who comes to the Principality side on loan from West Ham United Football Club.    

With the move, the 27-year-old German international, who has 27 caps for his country, is making a notable return to Ligue 1 after a previous stint in the league with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), where he spent four successful seasons.  

Kehrer’s journey started in Germany with FC Schalke 04. He quickly made a name for himself, leading to his professional debut in 2016. His standout performances at Schalke, especially during the 2017-2018 season, played a crucial role in the team’s success in the Bundesliga. 

The legendary PSG soon took notice, signing him in 2018. Under Thomas Tuchel, Kehrer became an important and versatile part of the team, contributing to three Ligue 1 titles and a memorable Champions League final run in 2020. 

Post-PSG Kehrer joined West Ham in 2022 at just the right time for “a historic season for the Hammers” that saw the English side claimed its first European title in almost 60 years. 

At AS Monaco, Kehrer will sport the Number 5 jersey. He will stay with the Principality’s team until the end of the year, but an option to buy the player has been included in the deal with West Ham. The fee is reported to be in the region of €11.5 million.  


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Photo of Thilo Kehrer with Thiago Scuro, AS Monaco’s Director of Football via AS Monaco Football