West Ham signing thanks Chelsea for getting him prepared

West Ham loan signing Gokhan Tore thanked Chelsea for preparing him for Premier League football as a youth.

Tore joined the Blues aged 16 in 2009 and spent two years at the Premier League outfit before being snapped up by Bundesliga outfit HSV Hamburg.

The 24-year-old returned to the Premier League after a five-year absence but underlined that he is familiar with what to expect in England as a result of his time at Chelsea.

Tore was quoted on the West Ham website as saying: “The Premier League is the best in the world and every player wants to come here and play in England.

“My experience at Chelsea helped me a lot and it is not new for me. I am looking forward to playing in the Premier League.”

Tore joined the Hammers for a £2.5 million loan fee and the East London based outfit and have a £10 million buyout clause option which will remain active until the end of the season.

The explosive winger played a key role in Besiktas winning the league title last season and established himself as one of the most sought after players in the league under the stewardship of Slaven Bilic before he took over West Ham last summer.

Bilic coached Besiktas for two-seasons and is credited with laying the foundations for the side that won the league title last season.

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