Tom Ince is set for a move to Crystal Palace.
Liverpool and Tottenham have targeted a move for highly rated Blackpool youngster Tom Ince this summer, but Crystal Palace are set to steal the march on the Premier League heavyweights by securing the winger themselves, according to the Mirror.
Ince played under Palace manager Ian Holloway for a year-and-a-half on the north-west coast, before the boss made his move from Blackpool to south London last autumn.
Therefore it’s thought the 50-year-old will be able to capitalise on this close relationship with the youngster to convince him to move to Selhurst Park, rather than the Reds or Spurs.
At just 21-years-old Ince – son of former Manchester United and England star Paul – is still a precocious talent and could face becoming a forgotten bench-warmer at the bigger sides in the top tier of English football.
Palace meanwhile consider the winger to be the perfect replacement for Wilfried Zaha, who signed for United in January after a £10.3m fee was agreed for the forward and it is still unknown whether the Red Devils will be willing to loan Zaha back to the club next season.
As a result Holloway has a gap to fill on the left-wing and with Ince’s pace and eye for goal, coupled with the England under-21 international having played for the manager, he could be just the man.
The winger scored 18 Championship goals in 42 appearances last season and caught the eye of many potential suitors in the top flight.
Ince has also traveled with England to the currently ongoing under-21 European Championship in Israel.