After experiencing a rather hectic summer deadline day near the beginning of the season – a period in which each of Nikica Jelavic, Victor Moses, Michail Antonio and Alex Song were all signed by the Hammers – Slaven Bilic and his West Ham side supposedly won’t find themselves as busy this time around.
The likes of Sam Byram and Emmanuel Emenike have already been brought to the club throughout the January transfer window thus far, and although every fan seemingly wants to see one more face arrive in rather dramatic deadline day circumstances, such an outcome isn’t likely to take place for West Ham today with all things considered.
However, as Besiktas winger and Turkish international – Gokhan Tore – could find himself the subject of some rather serious summer interest from the Hammers, could this 24-year-old former Chelsea youngster represent a possible new acquisition for West Ham once the current season finally comes to an end?
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Well, when it comes to terrorising defenders with his quick-feet and impressive movement inside the final third, displaying a range of sheer technical ability as well as brute strength on more than the odd occasion, and simply providing his manager with a decent output of goals and assists across each respective season – this is a player who many Premier League clubs would theoretically love to call their own.
In-fact, via his powerful nature on the ball yet increasingly impressive exploits from a purely technical perspective, Gokhan Tore could arguably represent another Dimitri Payet-esque player for the Upton Park faithful to contemplate over the summer – which would only signal promising news for Slaven Bilic and West Ham as a whole.
Alongside the likes of Payet and both Manuel Lanzini and Alex Song – if the on-loan pair are eventually signed on a permanent deal by the Hammers next season – Bilic’s midfield would be crammed full of skill, technique and daring ability from all angles in 2016/17, with the summer addition of Gokhan Tore solidly among the action.
Yes, it’s certainly fair to say that this former Chelsea and Hamburg midfielder remains a little raw in these early stages of his career of course. Tore by no means represents anything close to the finished product right in the here and now, and as the 24-year-old has admittedly experienced his fair share of off-field problems in recent years, maybe the current Besiktas man will arrive with a somewhat unnecessary amount of baggage should West Ham eventually complete his capture over the summer.
As the emerging wide-man nevertheless played under Slaven Bilic himself last campaign amid the Turkish Super Lig, it seems reasonable to suggest that the current Hammers boss certainly represents the right manager to steer Gokhan Tore in the right direction next season.
He would offer enough excitement to likely keep the Upton Park faithful satisfied, Tore fits in perfectly with the style of football trying to be achieved at West Ham this term – and although the 24-year-old midfielder could most definitely tighten up his overall game between now and the start of the summer transfer window – Hammers fans have every reason to remain excited over this potential signing.
Mauro Zarate has already left the club without West Ham sourcing an out-in-out replacement for the South American, and as Victor Moses seemingly hasn’t done enough to warrant a permanent signing with the Hammers throughout the course of the new campaign – surely the possible capture of Gokhan Tore must go down as somewhat of a no-brainer.
So then, although today’s winter deadline day may not play out in the most exciting fashion down at Upton Park tonight, the upcoming summer transfer period nonetheless remains an exciting prospect for Hammers supporters.