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Gokhan Tore: Turkish Winger’s Continuous Development Is Beneficial

Gokhan Tore

Photo courtesy of Gokhan Tore’s Facebook page

Turkish international winger Gokhan Tore has had a roller coaster ride of a career thus far, and he is only 21 years of age.

From 2009-2001, he developed as a youth product at Chelsea. Then, he joined the Bundesliga side Hamburg SV for one season and in 2012, he moved to Russia to play for Rubin Kazan.

Now, he has been loaned out to Besiktas of Turkey and he is playing well beyond his years as a right winger. He has already scored two goals thus far in all competitions for his new club. For Turkey, he assisted all three of Umut Bulut‘s goals against Andorra roughly a week ago.

As a winger, he smaller than most players, but he is fast, quick, strong, smart, skilled and possesses knowledge of the game that is well beyond his 21 years. He is so important for both club and country that imaging them without him after just a couple of games here and there is almost impossible.

Until now, the national side depended on the prodigy of Arda Turan, who led the team to new heights back in 2008. He is now 26 and should not be relied on as much with the rise of young talent such as Tore. Together, they can share the responsibility and bring their country glory by reaching the playoffs of the WC playoffs.

If Tore continues to have a stellar season throughout the year, he may not stick at Besiktas as Kazan as well, as other big clubs may want his signature for the future of their clubs. Honestly, he deserves to play somewhere where he can grow as a player and learn how he can help the national team regain their prowess from 5-10 years ago.