By Tom Blackburn
Following West Ham’s announcement that they have signed winger Gohkan Tore on loan, fans took to Twitter to welcome him to their club.
Turkey international Tore has been a long-term target for West Ham, and they had to pay big money to bring him in on loan.
Football Insider reported on Monday that the deal was done and had cost the Hammers a substantial loan fee ahead of a possible permanent transfer in 12 months’ time.
Tore has had a steady season at Besiktas, scoring six goals and providing nine assists in 35 appearances in 2015-16.
The former Rubin Kazan star will become the club’s fifth signing following the arrivals of Sofiane Feghouli, Toni Martinez, Havard Nordtveit and Domingos Quina.
He came through Chelsea’s youth system and said the main attraction of West Ham was the opportunity to be reunited with manager Slaven Bilic, as reported by Football Insider.
Immediately after he signed with the Hammers, fans took to Twitter to have their say on the signing and to welcome him to East London.
Bilic is always on 👌🏽 with is transfers. Welcome Gohkan Tore #WHUFC
— Zik (@Chukie_X) July 11, 2016
We've gone from
Hines and Stanislas
Barrera and Jiminez
Lanzini and Payet
Feghouli and Tore
— Allan Smith (@Allan22_WHU) July 11, 2016
Imagine if we sign Nordveit, Lanzini, Feghouli, Bacca, Tore and Ben Yedder in one window 👀👀👀👀💯
— West Ham Community (@WHU_Forever) July 10, 2016
Attacking mid consisting of Payet, Lanzini, Feghouli and Tore. What has happened to my West Ham 😍
— Stef (@Stef_whufc) July 11, 2016
— Aran Gill⚒ (@aran_gill95) July 11, 2016
— Nicholas Andrews (@NikoVictory) July 11, 2016
— Jimmy Hunt (@jimmyhunt88) July 11, 2016
— Rob Taylor (@bobwhufc20) July 11, 2016
In other West Ham news, Barcelona are preparing for a bid from West Ham for a Euro 2016 centre-back.