Report: Southampton interested in signing former Chelsea winger Gokhan Tore

Southampton Fans

Southampton are the latest club to enter the race to sign Tore, with Tottenham and West Ham reportedly watching him.

Tore currently turns out for Besiktas in Turkey, but the Daily Star - referenced by Sky Sports - has claimed that Southampton want to sign him this summer.

A Turkish international, Tore started his career at Leverkusen in Germany, moving to Chelsea as a youngster in 2009. Despite being highly rated in the Blues youth academy, he failed to make a single first-team appearance for the club, and left in 2011 to sign with Hamburg.

Following that spell, he has enjoyed stays at Rubin Kazan and Besiktas, where he currently plays. He made 43 appearances last season, scoring nine goals and registering 11 assists, and working his way up to 23 caps for Turkey.

Despite his seemingly long career, Tore is still just 23-years-old, and is considered as one of the best talents in European football. He was watched by Tottenham and West Ham earlier this season, as per Takvim, who claimed that he would be available for €15 million this summer.

To follow on from this, Southampton have now also been linked with making a move for Tore, and all three clubs can offer his Europa League football that he would want if he was to leave Besiktas.

Tore would be a good signing if he was to return to the Premier League, and having not featured for Chelsea, he has something to prove in England. The asking price is fairly high for his talents, but as a young winger with a wealth of potential, many clubs should be looking to sign him this summer.

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