Report: West Ham prepare bid for Turkish winger

ToreWest Ham are preparing a move for Besiktas star Gokhan Tore according to the Turkish media.

The Hammers have been closely linked with Tore all season and head coach Slaven Bilic has previously confirmed that the Turkish international is one of his transfer targets.

Speaking to Turkish sports newspaper Fanatik in a recent interview Bilic said: “Everyone knows how much I like Tore he is an excellent player and I want him at West Ham.”

The former Besiktas manager also said that West Ham were not in direct talks which raised the question of whether negotiations are being being carried out through intermediaries. “We are not in direct talks with Tore,” he added.

Tore has six goals and nine assists in all competitions for the Istanbul giants this season and played an important role in Besiktas winning the league title. The 23-year-old winger also earned himself a call-up to the Turkish national side ahead of the Euros.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Report: West Ham prepare bid for Turkish winger

  1. Not sure what you think Sean, looked like they recycled the exact things that were quoted in the previous interviews with Tore / Besiktas ? Would be an interesting signing anyway if we can get him, wonder if Sisto Pone will rear his head and come to us this time, last time he said he wasn’t ready but he had another good season in Norway so who knows…

  2. Hope we gat him but not at a silly price as he will have to fight Payet,Lanzini and Antonio for a starting place and if Valencia does not go we have a lot of people to back up which ever forward we go with,

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