Report: West Ham keeping tabs on Besiktas’ Tolgay Arslan

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West Ham United are reportedly interested in Tolgay Arslan of Besiktas.

West Ham United are interested in signing Tolgay Arslan from Besiktas this summer, according to The Mirror.

It has been reported by the British newspaper that the Hammers have the 24-year-old midfielder on their radar.

“Sunday Mirror Sport understands the Hammers, who are close to completing a deal for Alex Song, have also been making checks on Besiktas midfielder Tolgay Arslan,” states the report.

Good move?

Arslan worked with newly-appointed West Ham manager Slaven Bilic at Turkish club Besiktas during the second half of last season.

The midfielder joined Besiktas from Hamburg in the January transfer window and scored against Premier League side Liverpool in the Europa League.

The former Germany Under-21 international played his part in Besiktas finishing third in the Turkish Super Lig during the 2014-15 campaign.

Bilic knows Arslan well, and one suspects that West Ham’s reported interest in the midfielder is due to the Croatian having previously worked with him.

Premier League outfit West Ham have signed Dimitri Payet, Pedro Obiang, Darren Randolph and Stephen Hendrie so far this summer.

The Hammers finished 12th in the Premier League last season with 47 points from 38 matches.

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