Transfers 05 January 2024, 10:30

Thilo Kehrer is Rouge & Blanc!

Thilo Kehrer is Rouge & Blanc!
AS Monaco is delighted to announce the arrival of Thilo Kehrer. The 27-year-old German international defender is on loan from West Ham United Football Club until the end of the season, with an option to buy.

After playing in the Bundesliga and in the Premier League, German international Thilo Kehrer (27 caps) is now set to make his return to Ligue 1 Uber Eats with AS Monaco, a league he knows well after spending four seasons with Paris SG (2018-2022).

His debut at FC Schalke 04

The native of Tübingen, near Stuttgart, made his debut in Germany. He trained with FC Schalke 04, whom he joined in 2012. There, he played more than a hundred games for the youth teams and, as captain, won the German U19 championship in 2015. His professional debut came shortly afterwards, in a Bundesliga match against Wolfsburg on 6 February 2016 (a 3-0 win).

A versatile player capable of playing across the back line, Thilo Kehrer became a key element of the Schalke team. As part of a three-man defence during the 2017-2018 season, he made a major contribution, alongside Breel Embolo, to the club’s second-place finish in the Bundesliga this season.

A Champions League finalist in the 2020 edition

His strong performances in Germany brought Thilo Kehrer to the attention of Paris Saint-Germain, who signed him in 2018. Comfortable playing in a system with 2 or 3 central defenders, he quickly earned playing time under Thomas Tuchel.

With Paris, the 1.86m defender also made his debut in the Champions League. He made his first appearance in the prestigious competition in 2018, in a 6-1 win against Red Star Belgrade, and went on to play in around 20 European matches, including fixtures against great clubs like Liverpool, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City, culminating in his featuring in the 2020 Champions League final against Bayern Munich as a starter.

Thilo Kehrer made 128 appearances for the PSG, winning the Ligue 1 title three times (2019, 2020 and 2022), the Coupe de France twice (2020 and 2021), the Coupe de la Ligue once (2020) and the Trophée des champions in 2019.

Europa Conference League winner with West Ham

After 4 years with the Paris club, he joined West Ham in the Premier League in the summer of 2022. There, Kehrer played a part in what would be  a historic season for the Hammers, winning the UEFA Europa League against Fiorentina to claim their first European title since the European Cup Winners’ Cup almost sixty years earlier (1965).

Regularly called up to the German national youth teams, for whom he played 33 matches, Thilo won the European Under-21 Championship in 2017.

Involved in the Nationalmannschaft for the 2022 World Cup

His performances and consistency at the highest level earned him his first call-up to Joachim Low’s Germany squad in September 2018. With Germany, the defender has played 27 matches and was in the Nationalmannschaft squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. With AS Monaco, the German international defender will wear the number 5.

AS Monaco wishes Thilo all the best with the Rouge & Blanc ! 🇲🇨

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