A tale of wasted talent


The wasted talent that is Thilo Kehrer

The news that Thilo Kehrer is available for sale is just another example of wasted talent at West Ham. Perhaps Kehrer’s case is not as conspicuous as those of Vlasic, Anderson, and Haller, but it does point towards a wasteful transfer policy.

It’s worth remembering that Kehrer joined the Hammers from Paris Saint-Germain as a full German international. In fact, the defender was the most frequently used player under then-boss Hansi Flick. It should also be noted that Kehrer began his West Ham career in excellent form when deployed as a central defender.

It was only when the German was asked to cover for the injured Vladimir Coufal at right back that his performance levels dropped. When he was reintroduced to the team later in the season, Kehrer performed admirably again.

Thilo Kahrer is available for sale at West Ham

Thilo Kehrer has become a wasted talent

It’s a shame to see a player discarded without a fair chance to establish himself in his favoured position. Kehrer was someone who always embraced being a Hammer, as could be witnessed when he led the singing during our victory parade following last season’s cup win.

The final nail in the coffin has been his deployment as a substitute defensive midfielder this season. I can’t say that I blame him for wanting to leave. Kehrer has gone from a key international player to an inconsequential bystander at West Ham.

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  • Roman says:

    How true.Just look at the Acadamey.No wonder anyone with talent wants to leave.Perhaps it’s time to move Moyes on instead.

  • hammerpete6 says:

    The Moyes trademark, you are either in his select group to be flogged relentlessly or you are out and ignored. None of the mentioned players are bad players, they are top level but just not selected except out of position in an emergency. So we continue to shed talent at a huge loss.

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