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Hammers set to offload expensive flop

toreGokhan Tore is virtually certain to be sent back to Besiktas in the January transfer window.

The Irons have accepted they will lose the £2.5 million loan fee agreed with the Turkish club which was believed to be proving an obstacle between the two clubs.

Besikitas had recently gone public in claiming they would not take Tore back but we understand that was related to the loan fee sitation.

But the Hammers are unlikely to raise any issue over that and it nw seems the way is clear for Tore to retun to his parent club. He is currently rehabbing from injury and is unikely to be seen in the Hammers colours again.

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Tore was very much a must have West Ham signing and a departure will be an embarrassment to the manager. Should the same fate befall Simone Zaza, with a resulting loss of half of the £5 million loan fee, that would also see questions raised about player judgement!

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5 comments on “Hammers set to offload expensive flop

  1. perhaps that opens the way for Marcus Browne to come more into the squad.
    He looks to me like the next kid to come through. Very quick, intelligent, lots of skill and flair and physical too.

  2. Marcus Browne is a promising player but needs to improve on his finishing… not sure if this can be coached rather than being a more natural instinct?

    • True, but he can improve everything, training with the first team ( or with a loan period ). He’s got a lot going for him.

  3. You win some you lose some.I can remember some supporters asking why the hell do we want an Argentine player stuck playing out in the desert…Lanzini.Fans not having a clue who Payet was & asking why we wanted a 29yr old from the french league when Bilic wanted him.
    Its all too easy to slag off or doubt when things dont go to plan & soon forget the players we signed who have been diamonds for us.
    Anyway you really think at the start of the summer poor old Slav wanted to strengthen the forward line with two loans players & a freebie..no chance.

    • Exactly Rick, there are lots of reasons why transfers don’t work out, Tore was considered one of the better players in Turkey but he looked devoid of confidence an more importanty pace pretty much from da one, perhaps it wasn’t his ability that was the problem but his temperament. Same with Zaza although he does at least look like he is trying hard just nothing happening and he also looks a yard short of pace. We all know also that Bilic told said to the chairmen if you want top players you go early and pay a little more in wages he said that on TV but the chairmen didn’t do that and that is why we have a lot of potential rather than the top names. I don’t blame the chairmen for that and I think we have made some very good signings but if they really want to break into the top 4 you have to have 3 or 4 world class players where we have only 1. I think we really need to look at the Goalkeeper position, the right back and also the right CB position aswell as figuring out what to do about the striker position, we have two excellent left backs now and in central defence we are not short on options maybe next season Burke will be ready at CB. We also need to try Fernandes out in his natural position hopefully he is the answer to the dilemma about Noble.

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