Hamburger SV has signed Turkey Under-21 forward Goekhan Toere from Chelsea.
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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 team.”
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 progression.”
The Bundesliga club already announced the signings of Italy Under-19 midfielder Jacopo Sala and England youth team international Michael Mancienne from Chelsea.