Hamburg signs Goekhan Toere from Chelsea
Hamburger SV has signed Turkey Under-21 forward Goekhan Toere
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.