Monday, July 11
Tore signs for Hammers
Gokhan Tore is West Ham's third signing of the summer, arriving on a season's loan from Besiktas with the option of a £10million deal. Slaven Bilic will know his character well from his time managing Tore at Besiktas. The Turkish international was raised in Germany and has just played in the title-winning Besiktas side, scoring six goals last season. He had a spell in the youth side at Chelsea when he was 17 before signing for Hamburg, Rubin Kazan on loan, and then Besiktas. Judging by this YouTube video he looks to be a pacy little player with an eye for goal who will excite the fans and provide competition for Antonio. And he's the first West Ham player to be called Gok, so might be able to give some fashion fixes to any players — as Jimmy Walker might put it — having themselves in dodgy gear.