Tore breaks silence on West Ham desire


ToreTurkish website has published a direct quote from Gokan Tore suggesting his time at Besiktas is coming to and end and he wants to play for West Ham.

Tore is said to have said: “I have a contract until 2019 with Beşiktaş but I  have completed my mission here. If  they get my transfer fee, I want to play at West Ham” 

West Ham have yet to agree a fee with Besiktas for Tore, according to reports in Turkey.

According to Takvim, West Ham have failed to match Besiktas’ valuations for Atiba Hutchinson and Gokan Tore. The Istanbul outfit are demanding a fee of around £16million for both players and have told West Ham they will not be available to discuss a deal until such a formal bid is made.

“Yes I want Gokhan Tore and Atiba Hutchinson, they are targets,” Slaven Bilic told Turkish television earlier this week.

Bilic added “We also have others but they are major targets. Will it happen? Nobody can say yet but we want him. I want one transfer for both. More than one thing has to happen for this deal. When a club wants a player it depends on how much [Besiktas] want to sell a player and how much they are asking.There is a lot written in the Turkish press that is untrue. But I know them [Tore and Hutchinson], I spent two years with them.”

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  • bubs says:

    £16 million for them both does not seem to bad with the prices being quoted as one can play at right back as well as midfield,

  • awd1998 says:

    I agree especially with the hyper inflated prices. It would give cover at right back if we are going to use Byram at right back. If we sign them both all we need now is a bloody good striker.

  • aykay says:

    13m for tore seems worthwhile.hes only 24 and has bags of potential.Hutchinson at the age of 33 seems like a good option for the squad but only for a nominal fee. He will probably be used as a utility player and with havard nordtveit in the squad also it will create alot of competition

  • danielson79 says:

    OT but of the players mentioned recently, who would be your choice at RB

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