West Ham winger must ‘plead to return’ if he wants to play for Besiktas again, says club president

West Ham summer signing Gokhan Tore arrived in East London on a one-year loan move from Besiktas.

The Hammers signed Tore for a £2.5 million loan fee with the option to make his move permanent for £10 million.

Tore has however, struggled to settle in and has fallen out with the fans. The Turkish international winger is currently out injured but has been linked with a return to his parent club.

Besiktas president Fikret Orman has however, played down rumours that they are actively pursuing his return.

Orman revealed that Tore has plead to return if he is to be accepted back by the club over the winter break.

“If Tore wants to return he will have to plead to the club just like Ricardo Quaresma did. We only want players that want to be here,” Orman was quoted by Turkish-football.com as saying.

“We won’t stand for players wanting to come for the time being and then change their mind later. If he wants to return home he has to say so.”

Besiktas are currently involved in the Super Lig title race and could book a place into the next round of the Champions League.

Tore was a star player at Besiktas under the stewardship of former manager Slaven Bilic prior to his appointment as West ham manager.