New West Ham signing Gokhan Tore in action for Besiktas
The Hammers had already signed one winger this summer in Algerian international Sofiane Feghouli, who arrived on a free transfer from Valencia, but manager Slaven Bilic clearly felt that he needed more options out wide - and he swooped to land one of his former players.
West Ham today confirmed the signing of winger Gokhan Tore on a season-long loan deal from Besiktas, and he'll be no stranger to manager Bilic having worked under him with the Turkish giants.
A former Chelsea winger, Tore has hit 19 goals and 28 assists in 111 games for Besiktas, and primarily plays as a right winger where he can cut inside onto his left foot, and will add pace and dribbling ability to a West Ham side already brimming with quality.
Now, The Mirror have disclosed some details about the deal, claiming that West Ham have forked out a hefty £2.5m just to take Tore on loan for the season, summing up just how much Bilic wanted to be reunited with the Turkish international winger.
It's added that West Ham also have a permanent option in the deal, where they can sign Tore on a full-time basis for £10m if Bilic is impressed with what he sees next season.
Having failed to make the grade at Chelsea, Tore has been given another shot at Premier League success, and under a manager he knows in Bilic, the 24-year-old has a real opportunity to become a star with West Ham.
He's already been given major belief with the huge loan fee, and now it's up to Tore to earn a permanent move to the Olympic Stadium this time next year.
Do you think Tore will be a success for West Ham?