Turkish international keen on West Ham move

Fenerbahce's Gokhan Gonul (C) vies with Celtic's Nir Bitton (L) and Stuart Armstrong (R) during the UEFA Europa League football match between Fenerbahce and Celtic at Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu stadium in Istanbul on December 10, 2015. / AFP / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Turkish international right-back Gokhan Gonul is understood to be keen on a move to West Ham according to the Turkish newspaper Sabah.

The report states that Gonul wants to move away from Turkey in the summer and that he is interested in working with Slaven Bilic at West Ham.

The Croatian manager will be fully aware of Gonul’s ability following his two year spell in Turkey with Besiktas.

The 31-year-old has 55 caps for the Turkish national team and has been a regular at Fenerbahce since joining the club in 2007.

Gonul has provided four assists and one goal in 23 appearances for Fenerbahce this season.

The Hammers are currently in sixth place with 52 points in 32 games. Bilic’s side are targeting a forth place finish and are just four points behind Manchester City who occupy forth spot.

West Ham take on Premier League leaders Leicester City this weekend.

Fenerbahce meanwhile host Mersin at home as they look to bounce back from their disappointing draw with rival’s Galatasaray earlier this week.

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