Hammer snare Turkey international

West Ham have signed winger Gokhan Tore on a season-long loan deal from Besiktas, with a view to a permanent switch.

West Ham: Hammer snare Turkey internationalWest Ham: Hammer snare Turkey international

The Hammers have paid a loan fee of £2.5million for the 24-year-old and have the option to make the move permanent for a further £10m next summer.

The winger played under West Ham boss Slaven Bilic at Besiktas and the Turkey international revealed the Croatian manager was one of the key factors in his decision to move to east London.

“I am very happy to be at West Ham,” Tore, who spent time at Chelsea as a youth player, told West Ham’s official website.

“I watched many games that they played last season and saw how passionate the fans are. That made me want to come here and I am looking forward to playing in front of them.

“Slaven was also a big factor in me coming here and he is a great manager. He is the main man and knows me very well. I could not have said no to him.

“He is the best manager I have worked under and he is like a father to the players. You feel like you are family.”

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