Hamburg signs Goekhan Toere from Chelsea

Hamburger SV has signed Turkey Under-21 forward Goekhan Toere

from Chelsea.

The 19-year-old is the third player from Chelsea to follow

sporting director Frank Arnesen to Hamburg. Arnesen decided last

year not to renew his contract with the English club.

”I’m looking forward to Hamburg. It’s a club with great

tradition, located in a fantastic city,” Toere told the club’s

website after signing late on Monday. ”I’ll give my best for this


Hamburg said that Toere – who was born and grew up in Cologne,

Germany – signed a three year deal after undergoing a medical. No

fee was disclosed.

Toere played for Bayer Leverkusen’s youth teams before moving to

Chelsea in January 2009.

”Goekhan is a young and extremely talented player,” Arnesen

said. ”He’s left-footed and happy to attack from the wing. He is

also a physically strong player with good vision. We have to, and

will, give him the necessary time he needs to continue his


The Bundesliga club already announced the signings of Italy

Under-19 midfielder Jacopo Sala and England youth team

international Michael Mancienne from Chelsea.