There’s persistent news that one of the players Newcastle are lining up for the January transfer window who could help change the fortunes of Newcastle is 23 year-old Besiktas winger Gokhan Tore.
Tore played the whole game for Turkey last night at the Czech Republic to get a great 2-0 win that keeps Turkey in 3rd place in Group A and in a playoff position with one game to play.
Besiktas winger Gokhan Tore
They remain 2 points ahead of the Netherlands who won 2-1 at Kazakhstan last night in a game in which Tim Krul seems to have picked up a serious knee injury late in that game.
Arsenal are one of the other clubs interested in the German-born player who currently plies his trade at Besiktas.
Tore was born in Cologne, Germany and Inter-Milan, Atletico Madrid, Valencia and West Ham are other clubs monitoring the player.
The 5´ 10¨ tall player started his career at Bayer Leverkusen in 2003 before joining Chelsea in 2009 where he stayed for only a couple of years before moving to Hamburg in 2011.
While at Chelsea, he played 23 times for the U21 side with three goals but never played for the Chelsea first team.
Tore then made a move to Russian club Rubin Kazan and then signed for Besiktas in 2014, where he was on loan in the previous season.
Gokhan has played for all the Turkish Youth sides since he was 15 and he’s been in good form this season and is said to be valued at around £14M.
We hope that Newcastle´s fortunes will pick up soon and we will be able to climb the table, but we´ve got to believe that Mike Ashley and company are lining up what could be another massive transfer window in January in case we are still in trouble at that time.
Even if we have climbed the table before January the first eight games have shown our squad is still not good enough for the Premier League and some acquisitions have to come in.
Maybe as many as four top players could arrive in January – a center back, a striker and a winger are the least that are needed – and Gokhan Torre could be one of those who are signed by Newcastle in January.
What do you think?