Besiktas officially confirm West Ham transfer

Besiktas president Fikret Orman has officially confirmed the loan transfer of Gokhan Tore to West Ham United.

Orman revealed that the Hammers made an attractive offer that worked in both clubs interests.

The club president also stated that Besiktas have prepared for Tore’s exit and that the current squad already has sufficient cover.

“We have loaned Gokhan Tore to West Ham, they made an offer and it appealed to us. We have a lot of competition for a place on the right wing with Andreas Beck, Gökhan Gönül, Kerim Frei, Ricardo Quaresma, Aras Özbiliz and Olcay Şahan,” Orman said in his press conference today.

Tore arrived in London yesterday and passed his West Ham medical. The 24-year-old was spotted at the Boleyn ground today and the Hammers are expected to officially announce the move at some stage later today.

West Ham will have a buy-out clause option for Tore but are expected to pay a £5 million loan fee for the transfer.

Besiktas initially wanted to sell Tore on a permanent transfer but reached a compromise with the Hammers who agreed to pay a loan fee.

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