Gokhan Tore's West Ham move confirmed by Besiktas president

The president of Besiktas has confirmed Gokhan Tore's move to West Ham United

Gokhan Tore's West Ham move confirmed by Besiktas president
Above: Reported West Ham signing Gokhan Tore in action for Besiktas | Photo: Getty Images

Besiktas president Fikret Orman, has confirmed that winger Gokhan Tore is set to complete his move to West Ham United.

Keep them coming

Orman is expected to be the Hammers third signing of the summer, following Havard Nordtveit and Sofiane Feghouli, who both arrived on free transfers.

It has been reported for some time that they have been looking at the winger for some time, with Slaven Bilic looking to raid his old club, and Orman confirmed Tore's move.

He told a press conference "we have loaned Gokhan Tore to West Ham" as they "made an offer and it appealed to us."

Orman concluded "we have a lot of competition for a place on the right wing" with the likes of "Andreas Beck, Gokhan Gonul, Kerim Frei, Ricardo Quaresma, Aras Ozbiliz and Olcay Sahan" all available.

Bid rejected

Tore isn't the only Besiktas player that Bilic has been keeping tabs on, with the club also looking at Atiba Hutchinson.

The Canadian was the subject of a reported £3million bid from the English side, but Orman confirmed that the bid was rejected.

He said “I am going to have talks with Atiba Hutchinson, he has said he wants to move to England" and that "West Ham made a €3.5 million offer" but said that they "want more for him" and will "decide his future after we hold talks."

Above: Dimitri Payet in action for France in their 2-1 win over Romania | Photo: Sky Sports
Above: Dimitri Payet in action for France in their 2-1 win over Romania | Photo: Sky Sports

Keeping the star player

The main aim for Bilic and West Ham in this transfer window, will be to keep hold of star man Dimitri Payet.

The Frenchman has been lighting up the Euro 2016 tournament, which has seen links to Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

However football agent Mark McKay, says it would take ridiculous money to take him away from West Ham.

He told Sky Sports News HQ "as far as I am concerned, he's been happy at West Ham" and believes "it's down to West Ham that he's in the position that he is in."

McKay concluded "he's doing great now for France" and to "get him now, you've got to be talking ridiculous money."

West Ham United will take on the Carolina RailHawks at the WakeMed Soccer Park, on Wednesday, July 13 with kick-off at 1am BST.