Gökhan Töre had high hopes when he pulled on a claret & blue shirt for the first time this season, once an academy graduate of Chelsea FC he vowed to be successful on his return to the Premier League. Töre starred in a major role at his former team Beşiktaş, guiding the club to the Turkish Süper Lig title back in the 2015/16 season.
Unfortunately however, that same form hasn't been replicated under Slaven Bilić at West Ham United. Töre has only played in five games for the Hammers this season, notching one assist during the opening home game against Bournemouth. The Turkish winger has been kept out of the squad for the past four weeks whilst suffering from a thigh muscle strain.
With no timetable for his return to the squad as of yet, there has been a lot of talk of Töre ending his current loan deal at West Ham prematurely this January. According to The Sun earlier this month, West Ham were ready to cancel his season long loan deal but with Beşiktaş reportedly ruling out his return, Töre had been left in a bizarre tug of war between the clubs.
Until today however, where reports in Turkey suggest that Beşiktaş president Fikret Orman is ready to accept Gökhan's return to his parent club on one condition. “If Töre 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,”
With no end in sight to this strange transfer saga, one thing is for sure and that is you're unlikely to ever see Töre in a West Ham shirt again.