Having failed to bring down a senior outfield player in summer, Arsene Wenger has now set his sights on A?15million rated Gokhan Tore, with a view of launching a winter bid for his services, according to . widespread claims from the British media outlets.
The 23-year-old midfielder spent two seasons at Chelsea FC before Carlo Ancelotti shipped him to Hamburger in 2011, but he never realized his potential until his move to Vodafone Arena. Three seasons into his Besiktas career, he is now regarded as one of the brightest prospects in European football thanks to his long balls and dribbles, among other things.
Aaron Ramsey thrives at the position where the Turkish international performs the best and Arsenal have other important issues to address in winter rather than adding another right winger to their roster, especially when potential world-class performers in the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are made to warm the bench.
However, the Gunners may feel the need for the addition of young bloods to their ranks, given the fact that Tomas Rosicky, Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta may soon call time on their footballing career, leaving gaping holes at Emirates Stadium.
Even though it is evident that the London club may benefit from the transfer of the former Rubin Kazan starlet, at this stage of his career, he should want to kick the ball around on the pitch week in and week out. As game-time is never a certainty for any player at Arsenal FC, he should prefer a move to a mid-table club like Newcastle United or Aston Villa to continue his development and maintain his place in the national team.
Gokhan Tore has hitherto chalked up five assists and two goals in nine games for Besiktas, who are reportedly determined to hold on to his services at least until summer with the idea of making more monies out of his transfer.