Gokhan Tore (Midfielder)
20th Jan 1992 (Cologne, Germany)Signed:
11th Jul 2016 (£0)Contract:
Season-long loanPrevious Club:
Worst Player of the Season 2016/17; Worst Signing of the Season (runner-up) 2016/17.
Tore began playing football with local side SV Adler Dellbrück before moving to Bayer Leverkusen in 2003 at the age of 11. He was playing for Bayer Leverkusen's youth team when spotted by Chelsea talent scout Frank Arnesen, who helped bring him to England in 2009.
Having failed to appear in Chelsea's first team, Tore joined Hamburger SV in 2011. Two years later, in June 2013, he signed a season-long loan deal with Besiktas. In August 2014 Tore joined Besiktas on a permanent basis for €4.5million, signing a five-year deal.
On 11 July 2016, West Ham confirmed the signing of Tore from Besiktas on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent deal. He joined the Hammers for a loan fee of £2.5million with an option to buy for a further £10million.