Thilo Kehrer’s West Ham United career could be salvaged by relocating him to a new position. The 26-year-old was signed by David Moyes from Paris Saint-Germain for £10 million in the summer transfer window.
Despite showing promise at the start of his tenure with the Hammers, the German international has endured a torrid time at the London Stadium in the last few months, struggling to find form and confidence, as reports the HammerNews.
Kehrer has been performing poorly at West Ham, struggling at both right-back and centre-back positions with a tendency to be rash in challenges and cost the team dearly. His positional sense and concentration levels have been subpar, making it seem like all hope is lost for his career at the club.
However, given the unforgiving nature of the Premier League, it might be beneficial for Kehrer to play as a defensive midfielder instead, suggests the HammerNews. By playing in this position, he could hold the base of midfield and allow players like Declan Rice and Lucas Paqueta to operate more freely in front of him.
Kehrer has played as a defensive midfielder before during his time at Paris Saint-Germain and possesses all the qualities required to succeed in this position in the Premier League, including energy, stamina, and an impressive array of passing.