Thilo Kerher had been one of the names linked with a potential move to Bayern Munich during the summer transfer window, but the reigning Bundesliga champions did not want to wind up splashing too much cash around. They wound up only bringing in Julian Nagelsmann, Dayot Upamecano, and Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig as well as Omar Richards from Reading FC.
During the summer, there had been conflicting reports coming out of Germany and France as to whether or not representatives from Bayern had met with Kehrer’s agent and if Bayern was, in fact, seriously considering a move for him. Most of the rumors turned out to be just speculation at best, but if something did materialize, he likely would have cost Bayern around €25 million, which he is currently valuated at, per Transfermarkt.
For now, as Kehrer confirmed to Welt am Sonntag from Germany’s camp as they prepare for the World Cup qualifier against North Maceondia, he is fully committed to staying with Paris-Saint Germain and fighting for a regular place in Maruicio Pochettino’s team selections.
“I heard the reports, and Bayern Munich is certainly one of the largest clubs in the world and firmly established in top European football. I want to concentrate completely on my sporting tasks and try to assert myself in Paris and bring my qualities to bear,” the defender explained when he was asked about the previous Bayern links (Az).
So far this season, Kehrer has made a total of seven appearances across all competitions for PSG, one of which was in the Trophee Des Champions loss to Lille, France’s equivalent to the DFL-Supercup.
After starting PSG’s first six Ligue 1 matches, he has not been used in their last three, and was also an unused sub in both of their Champions League group stage matches thus far. In those matches, Pochettino has shown a preference to using Nuno Mendes or Abdou Diallo at left-back, which is Kehrer’s preferred position, though he can technically play as a center-back or left wing-back as well. Regardless, as it stands, it appears that Kerher faces an uphill battle to try to gain more regular minutes in Paris.