French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have agreed a whooping deal to sign young Germany defender Thilo Kehrer from Schalke 04.
The deal to sign the 21-year-old centre back was confirmed by the German Bundesliga outfit’s sporting director Christian Heider at a news conference on Sunday with PSG expected to pay €37m (£33m, $41m) for him.
The Schalke youth product broke into the first team during the 2016/17 season before enjoying a breakthrough season in the last campaign, when he started 27 Bundesliga matches thereby leading the Veltins Arena club to second spot behind champions Bayern Munich and Champions League qualification.
He initially agreed a contract extension this summer only for PSG to offer Schalke 04 an irresistible transfer fee for his services according to Heider.
Christian Heider said: “Without an offer of the dimension that PSG has given us, Thilo would have certainly extended.”
“We have basically agreed on a contract with Paris.
“The transfer will have an economic significance that Schalke 04 can not refuse.” He concluded.
Kehrer’s potential transfer to PSG is likely to put an end to transfer rumours linking his compatriot Jerome Boateng with a move to Parc des Princes.