West Ham United have completed the capture of Besiktas winger Gokhan Tore on a season-long loan deal with the right to purchase.
The Hammers will pay a loan fee, and have the right to buy Tore at the end of the season, though the fee is not yet disclosed.
Slaven Bilic worked with Tore while manager at former club Besiktas, and has been keen to re-unite with the player this summer.
Jack Sullivan, son of joint-owner David, broke the news on Twitter earlier today.
Tore done, loan with option to buy!! Very big loan fee.
— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) July 11, 2016
“I am very happy to be at West Ham” stated Tore.”I watched many games that they played last season and saw how passionate the fans are.
“That made me want to come here and I am looking forward to playing in front of them.”Slaven was also a big factor in me coming here and he is a great manager. He is the main man and knows me very well. I could not have said no to him.
“He is the best manager I have worked under and he is like a father to the players. You feel like you are family.”
Tore amassed a combined 15 goals and assists in 35 games in all competitions last season as Besiktas became champions of the Turkish Süper Lig.
The Turkish international is West Ham’s third signing of the summer, along with Havard Nordtveit and Sofiane Feghouli who joined from Borussia Mönchengladbach and Valencia respectively.
The East London club are also linked with AC Milan and Colombia star Carlos Bacca, though negotiations are still ongoing to secure that deal.