Bilic names two major targets!

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has named Beskitas midfielder  Atiba Hutchinson and Gokhan Tore as two players he wants at the club next season.

Bilic said speaking live on Turkish Super Lig broadcaster Lig Tv after the Croatia v Turkey game said: “Yes I want Gokhan Tore and Atiba Hutchinson, they are both targets we also have others but they are major targets. Will it happen? nobody can say yet but we want him,”

Hutchinson became a key member of the Besiktas side under the stewardship of Bilic during his two-year spell at the club.

The Canadian international also played a major role in the Black Eagles winning the league title last season.

Bilic has a close relationship with the experienced player who has another year remaining on his current contract. Besiktas have yet to enter contact extension talks with their star midfielder.

The Croatian manager also has close ties to Tore who was another player to thrive during his time as manager of the Istanbul giants.

Hutchinson is currently on holiday and has yet to make a decision on his future. The Hammers are however, locked in talks with Besiktas over the transfer of Tore.


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3 comments on “Bilic names two major targets!

  1. I read about this last night.It all seems above board & genuine.We have been linked to these two on numerous occasions.Perhaps finally something might come of it.

  2. Is interest in Atiba Hutchinson a round about way of finding a right back? I feel the solution to all the signings stem from sorting that position. This would then release Antonio up the wing and score masses of goals! Antonoi at RB is a massive waste of what could be our 20 goals a season man…IMO…

  3. …Of course, Gokhan Tore being a right winger would be in direct competition with Antonio…I like the look of Tore, but I prefer Antonio, and don’t see either as bench warmers…Can SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME JUST what are Slaven’s plans of Antonio??? Baffled!

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