Report: West Ham agree deal for Gokhan Tore, move to be completed next week

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The Turkish winger is set to be the latest Hammers recruit.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesGokhan Tore

West Ham have finally agreed a deal with Besiktas for Gokhan Tore, according to Turkish publication Futbolarena.

The Hammers have been linked with the 24-year old for most of the summer and had a loan bid rejected earlier this week, according to Sky Sports.

Slaven Bilic is believed to be a big fan of the pacey winger and was undeterred by that knockback, with Futbolarena’s report claiming a 13 million Euro figure has been agreed and that the deal is expected to go through next week.

West Ham manager Slaven BilicWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic

Tore arrived at Besiktas on a season-long loan deal from Rubin Kazan in 2013 and made the move permanent the following year.

He has racked up 82 appearances for the Turkish club, bagging 12 goals in the process and earning 26 caps for the Turkish national team.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesGokhan Tore

West Ham have been linked with several high profile transfers this summer, most significantly Alexandre Lacazette and Michy Batshuayi – as reported by the London Evening Standard.

Tore represents a slightly less glamourous but more realistic target and would provide welcome strength in depth in wide areas for a West Ham side that look intent on establishing themselves as a major force in the Premier League.

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