Newcastle In Race With Arsenal For Besiktas Winger


There’s news today that both Newcastle and Arsenal are interested in signing 23 year-old  Turkish international winger Gokhan Tore who currently plays for Besiktas in Turkey.

Gokhan Tore -Turkish-National-Team

Gokhan Tore – Besiktas and Turkey International winger

The news is on the Turkey web-site Fanatik and there seem to be a number of clubs interested in the winger who has played 20 times for Turkey and was born in Cologne, Germany.

Inter-Milan, Atletico Madrid, Valencia and West Ham are also reported to be monitoring the player.

He started his career at Bayer Leverkusen in 2003 before joining Chelsea in 2009 where he stayed for a couple of years before moving to Hamburg in 2011.

At Chelsea, he played 23 times for the U21 side with three goals.

Tore moved to Russian club Rubin Kazan but had trouble settling in Russia and he signed for Besiktas in 2014 after being on loan there for one season.

Tore has played for all the Turkish Youth sides since he was 15 and he’s been in impressive form this season, and is in the Turkish squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 games against the Czech Republic and Iceland.

They will decide if Turkey has any chance of qualifying for the finals in France next summer.

The winger is said to be valued at around £14M.

Since joining Besiktas initially on loan in the summer of 2013 he has played 84 games for them with 15 goals and  24 assists so he can both make goals and score goals.

Tore could be one of the players Newcastle are lining up for the January transfer window and we may have to strengthen the squad significantly if we are still in relegation trouble by that time.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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93 comments so far

  • SUTTY1978

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #1

    City’s biggest weakness at the moment is the defence with Kompany out. The only way to get any sort of result is attack. McClaren on the other hand is to go for all out defence. Great gameplan, right up until they score in the 6th minute and then we’re fooked!

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  • Derek

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #2

    Isn’t it time for another Charlie Austin article?

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  • cyprus

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #3

    So both David James and Curbishley have us down for a 4-0 thumping. Speechless. We’ve sure hit some lows with that AP and Carves. Our reputation precedes us.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Does anyone actually read these articles ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #5

    Cyprus,
    What’s the common denominator!

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #6

    A bit of Buzzzzz doing the rounds

    Advocaat is leaving the Mackems after today’s game and Dyche is taking over ????????

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  • cyprus

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #7

    On stats, I see Colback is in the top ten on distance covered (79 km) and tackles. This factor showed the most in our previous game where we threw away 2 points. He went off for…. Obertan.

    We were then lucky to scrape a point.

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  • cyprus

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #8

    What is it?

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  • Derek

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #9

    Jail,

    No. Well I find reading the articles is like banging you head against a wall made from unwarranted optimism and contradiction.

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  • cyprus

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #10

    J,
    You asked another q. Answer, only when they matter 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Cyprus,
    Throughout the record breaking losses, relegation and third round humiliations managers/coaches, managing directors and tea ladies have come and gone, there is one big fat ever present in the last eight years of NUFC misery.

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  • SUTTY1978

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #12

    City’s weakness is their defence, will we set up to capitalise on that? Not a chance, we’ll set up with 10 men behind the ball and pray they don’t score too many.

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  • nut meg

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #13

    If anyone is interested here’s a you tube video of Gokhan Tore.Watch out for a few Demba Ba goals set up by GT.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFWEmjsWRo0

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  • cyprus

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #14

    Oh, I see 🙂

    The thing is it’s not him actually coaching and playing. Given ‘his’ responsibilities, we should be about 8th without over-performing. That’s where I have a problem wholeheartedly concurring as we’ve discussed before.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #15

    Cyprus,
    No it is not him coaching, playing or (picking the team ?) But it is solely down to him that a mentality of non competitiveness has been instilled around the place.

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  • Jib

    Oct 3, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #16

    Charlie
    A few managers were getting twitchy at their pressers yesterday , Wenger threatened to stop his , Advocaat got very growly at his , neither Mourinho nor Pelligrini were very happy , must be that time of the season.
    I think I might pop in the bookies and have a couple of quid on the Dutch Dick being the first , on the strength of your rumour.

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  • toon22

    Oct 3, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #17

    You can only thank MA for our total lack of ambition.

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  • SA Toon

    Oct 3, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #18

    I don’t rate our chances against MCFC today, but I am hoping for a Springbok win at SJP. Watch out for a green and gold invasion in the Toon today!

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  • KevinLee

    Oct 3, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #19

    then what? sell Thauvin?

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  • Jib

    Oct 3, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #20

    The Boks should beat Scotland at a canter.

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  • estechco

    Oct 3, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #21

    Tubbs to Charnley :-

    Bring me wingers…and plenty of them!

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  • Tinman

    Oct 3, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #22

    SA Toon,
    Good luck mate.

    Jib,
    Yeah they should win, but Scotland do have their most dangerous back line for a long time. Hogg is some player. SA will be far too much for them though

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  • SA Toon

    Oct 3, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #23

    Jib
    I really hope you are right. A Bok win and Mitrovich to score would set my day up nicely.

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  • SA Toon

    Oct 3, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #24

    Thanks Tinman!

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 3, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #25

    JIb
    wouldn’t be surprised at Dick A going – looks a grumpy old bugga at the moment.
    Like to see the TOON get something today – We ain’t beat Man City in the Premiership for the last 17 games – and not got a point since we came up some bloody record

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 3, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #26

    Good morning gentlemen. How are we all?

    What do people think about our match against City? Will we play 4-4-2? Stick with Perez and Mitrovic up front? Do we play Mbabu at left back again? Should Sissoko be dropped?

    Personally I would line up exactly the same way as we did against Man City, with the possibility of dropping Sissoko – to claim he is pathetically ineffective is putting it mildly.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #27

    *Also good morning ladies as well, got to be PC!

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 3, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #28

    Gokhan Tore?? No Thanks Overrated

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  • JAMSHA

    Oct 3, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #29

    i Hope Mc Plays The Same Team that Playd against chelshit

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  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Oct 3, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #30

    Jib / SA Toon

    Boks should have beaten Japan by at least 4 tries.
    England should have beaten Wales by at least 10 points.

    England should beat Aussies by at least a converted try – according to the press and recent form between these sides.

    Predicting results accurately is a triumph of hope over experience.
    For one, I’m rooting for underdogs Scotland and the Wallabies .

    By that logic Toon have as good a chance as any of an upset at Citeh.
    HWTL

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 3, 2015 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #31

    For a result prediction, I’m going for a 3-0 home win for Man City and a pitiful performance wherein we don’t even show up at the Etihad again.

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  • Tinman

    Oct 3, 2015 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #32

    I’ve had a crack at working out a team and strategy which could beat City. http://forevernewcastle.com/man-city-v-newcastle-preview/

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  • lesh

    Oct 3, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #33

    Why oh why is Carr is reported to be scouting wingers? I’d he scouting in the light of needs identified by McClaren – a proven CB, striker, left back?

    If not, he ought to be told to address the squad’s shortcomings, not players who’ll add nothing in practical terms to avoiding relegation year after year.

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  • Jib

    Oct 3, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #34

    estechco
    Tubbs to Charnley :-Bring me wingers…and plenty of them

    Ed to Tsunki :- Bring me whingers … and plenty of them

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 3, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #35

    By my estimation we’re a CB, LB, CDM, CM and an experienced CF short of where we need to be to realistically challenge the top 8.

    On top of those signings I think we need the same again in squad players to keep the first team on their toes.

    We all know that none of this is realistically going to happen until Mike Ashley sells up and leaves the club hence why a lot of us are frustrated with the direction the club is going.

    Nothing has changed, and I think we all know that nothing has changed. “Players need to gel….” Or “this is a new coaching set up…” are all smoke and mirrors that none of us really believe.

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  • Jib

    Oct 3, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #36

    “Nothing has changed, and I think we all know that nothing has changed. “Players need to gel….” Or “this is a new coaching set up…” are all smoke and mirrors that none of us really believe.”

    It doesn’t take long for Ruddy to tell us all , how to think , and , what to believe !!!

    Go back to your cave wee man.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 3, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #37

    A ‘feel good’ article that to me only highlights how little grasp those in charge have on the situation at NUFC:

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-uniteds-man-moment-kevin-10184617

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  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 3, 2015 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #38

    Jib/Jef/Jane

    Glasshouses

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  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 3, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #39

    Blog to Jib Jibberish ……..”knackers oot”.
    Jib Jibberish to blog….”OK I’ll get me coat”.

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  • Jib

    Oct 3, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #40

    Lindy

    Some of us aren’t fooled that easily.

    It’s the morning of a game which a lot of us are looking forward to for the first time in ages.

    Then boing!!! up pops Ruddy (who hasn’t been on for days) full of negative vibes and anti NUFC propaganda , the same day that the scum are about to peddle a manager

    Come on !!! – you can fool some of the people etc. etc. etc.

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