Gokhan Tore joined West Ham on a one-year loan from Besiktas with a view to a permanent move today.
Tore posed in his new West Ham jersey for the cameras and the club announced on their official site that they will pay a £2.5 million upfront loan fee and have a £10 million buyout clause option.
The 24-year-old gave his first interview to West Ham shortly after completing his move and stated that one of the main reasons he joined the Black Eagles was due to Slaven Bilic.
Tore revealed that Bilic convinced him to make the move and that he could not turn down the opportunity to work with the explosive winger again.
“I am very happy to be at West Ham. 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,” Tore stated.
“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.”
Tore spent two seasons under the stewardship of Slaven Bilic establishing himself as one of the most sought after players in the Super Lig under his management.
The former Chelsea youth scored his first league goal under Bilic’s command and credits the current West Ham boss with kick starting his career after a disappointing spell in Russia.