First Julian Draxler (28)now Thilo Kehrer (25)?
The French newspapers “Le Parisien” and “RMC Sport” report that national player Kehrer (20 international matches) no longer plays a role in the plans for Paris Saint-Germain. He was excluded from training. The trip to Tel Aviv, where PSG meets cup winners FC Nantes on Sunday (8 p.m.) as part of the French Supercup (Trophée des Champions), is to take place without the central defender.
For comparison: In the 2021/22 season, Kehrer played 34 competitive games for the French champions (27 times in the league, 3 times in the Champions League, 3 times in the cup, once in the Supercup). Kehrer’s contract in Paris runs until 2023.
Draxler (contract until 2024) was already part of a prominent quintet in mid-July who were not allowed to take part in a trip to Japan as part of the preparation. The other “victims” of the new coach Christophe Galtier (55): Rafinha (29), Georgino Wijnaldum (31), Layvin Kurzawa (29) and Ander Herrera (32).
Penalties are rightly awarded for this double scythe
The Spanish portal “Relevo” is already speculating about a possible buyer for Kehrer, whose market value Transfermarkt.de estimates at 22 million euros. Accordingly, FC Sevilla could be a possible new club for Kehrer. Only on Thursday did the French defender Jules Kounde (23) move from Seville to FC Barcelona for 50 million euros, so the club with coach Julen Lopetegui (55) would need it.
The Andalusians would have money for Kehrer, even if last year’s fourth in the La Liga obviously wants to be economical with commitments. A transfer of Monaco central defender Benoît Badiashile (21/contract until 2024/market value: 30 million euros) did not materialize recently because of the exaggerated price expectations of the French.
It’s clear: If Kehrer has no match practice until November, it will be difficult for national coach Hansi Flick (57) to nominate the defender for the Qatar World Cup (November 21 to December 18).
Kehrer moved from FC Schalke to Paris in 2018, winning three French championships (2019, 2020 and 2022) and two cups (2020, 2021) with the club.