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West Ham winger thanks Chelsea for preparing him for Premier League

On-loan West Ham winger Gokhan Tore thanked London rivals Chelsea for getting him prepared for Premier League football next season.

Tore was quoted on the West Ham website as saying: “The Premier League is the best in the world and every player wants to come here and play in England.

“My experience at Chelsea helped me a lot and it is not new for me. I am looking forward to playing in the Premier League.”

The Turkish international winger has not actually played for Chelsea since 2011 when he was a promising young academy product.

Tore was signed by former head of youth for Chelsea, Frank Arnesen during his time at the club.

The explosive winger was just 16 when he joined 2009 and spent two years at the club before Arnsesen brought him over to HSV in Germany when he was appointed director of football.

Tore will return to the Premier League after a five year gap but has established himself as one of the most sought after players in Turkish football over that time period.

The 24-year-old joins West Ham after an impressive season for Besiktas where he lifted the league title for the first time in his career.

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