Gokhan Tore - Ten Fast Facts

Find out more about Turkish winger Gokhan Tore who has joined on loan from Besiktas…
  • Tore was born in Cologne in Germany but to Turkish parents, and he has gone on to represent Turkey at international level
  • The winger has represented his country from U15 to senior level, and has 26 full caps
  • After spells in Germany as a youngster with SV Adler Dellbrück and Bayer Leverkusen, Tore joined Premier League side Chelsea when he was 17
  • Tore made his Blues debut in a friendly against Crystal Palace in July 2010, but never played a competitive fixture
  • After returning to Germany to join Hamburg, Tore enjoyed a spell from 2012 to 2014 in Russia with Rubin Kazan
  • A successful loan spell with Besiktas in 2013/14 – who were being managed by current Hammers boss Slaven Bilic – led to a permanent transfer the following campaign
  • Tore played 35 times for the Turkish club last season, scoring six times, as they clinched the league title
  • Those six goals added to the 13 he had already scored in the previous two campaigns for the Super Lig champions
  • He becomes the Hammers’ third summer signing after the Club moved quickly to capture Havard Nordtveit and Sofiane Feghouli
  • You can join more than 211,000 others by following the winger on Twitter @Gokhan_Tore7