West Ham target Turkish international right-back

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)

West Ham United have been linked with a move for Fenerbahce’s right-back Gokhan Gonul.

The Turkish newspaper Sabah have claimed that the Hammers are interested in signing the 31-year-old.

The London based side are on the lookout for a new right-back as Sam Byram is inexperienced at this level while Carl Jenkinson’s loan spell at West Ham comes to an end in July.


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

The experienced right-back 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.

West Ham 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.

The Hammers 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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