West Ham winger set off ‘Tore-ing’ trend in Turkey

West Ham signed Gokhan Tore on a one-year loan move from Besiktas at the start of the month after a lengthy  transfer saga.

Tore has joined his new teammates for pre-season and is busy preparing for the Premier League campaign.

The Turkish international winger scored his first ever league goal under the stewardship of current West Ham boss Slaven Bilic – who was previously in charge of Besiktas.

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Tore set off a trend in Turkey with his goal celebration which simply became known as Töre-ing.

The celebration involves covering ones face with your hand. The 24-year-old revealed the reason behind his celebration shortly after. Tore stated that it was a game his grandmother played with him as a child.

Tore was given up for adoption shortly after his birth in Koln, Germany. His grandparents were however, able to win back custody when he was two and hold a special place in his life.

It was his grandfather Sabri who introduced him to football. Tore grew up in a rough part of town but his grandfather made sure he focused on football, taking him to training every week until he passed away aged 14. His final wish was for Tore to play for the Turkish national team and just a year later he broke into the setup makings debut on August 10 2011.

 

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