Blackpool’s young midfield player Tom Ince has the choice of a whole host of Premier League clubs to join this summer, but should reject overtures from his former employers and join the AVB revolution in north London.
Tottenham Hotspur have joined the race to sign Blackpool’s highly-rated England Under-21 international at the end of the season.
SOURCE: The Daily Star
Right winger Tom Ince is perhaps one of England’s most gifted and sought-after young players outside the top flight, so it’s no surprise the Blackpool youngster has a long line of admirers currently trying to lure him to the Premier League when the transfer window reopens this summer.
In fact, if recent reports are to be believed, there are as many as ten top-flight outfits who have already expressed an interest in the 21-year-old wide man. One of those we already know are his former employers Liverpool, who tried to re-sign Ince in the recent January transfer window for £5.5 million, only to have their advances rejected by the Championship club.
However, Tottenham Hotspur have also entered the race to land Ince, having expressed an initial interest in the player in January, although now the North Londoners are keen to follow that up with an actual bid for the England Under-21 international, who was recently voted the best young player in the Championship.
Ince is valued somewhere between the £6.6m and £8m mark, which in today’s market for a young English player is dirt cheap, especially when you take into account just what an outstanding campaign he is currently enjoying for the Seasiders.
In all competitions for both club and country, the winger has scored a highly-impressive 20 goals, but what is equally impressive is his number of assists, which stands at 13 to date.
And so Tottenham would be getting a wide midfield player with both an eye for goal, and not just any goals by the way, but a series of spectacular long-range efforts, and the crucial ability to bring other players into play, while were he to move to White Hart Lane he would also then allow head coach Andre Villas-Boas to move Gareth Bale into his more favoured central-striking role, with Ince stationed on the right side of midfield.
So, all in all, a perfect fit for everyone then …