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Transfer Window Watch: Tom Ince (Blackpool)

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In our new 2014 Site feature, we’ll keep an eye on Swansea City’s transfer targets during the January window

In our new 2014 Site feature, we’ll keep an eye on Swansea City’s transfer targets during the January window.

In a recent site poll, the majority of fans wanted at least one or two new signings this month, and manager Michael Laudrup appears keen to meet the fans’ wishes.

With our injury concerns getting slightly worse and not better, with Pablo Hernandez added to the list, Laudrup is prioritising a winger and a striker to boost his attacking options for the second half of the Premier League season.

Laudrup isn’t the first Swansea City manager to enquire about Blackpool winger Tom Ince, as the under-21 England international has been a target for the Swans for a couple of seasons now at least.

Back in the Summer, Ince turned down a chance to join Cardiff City in a £8m move. Chairman Huw Jenkins criticised our rivals for their willingness to pay such a fee for the player.

However, their interest in Ince continues and Sky Sports believes that Swansea City have contacted the Championship club about the 21 year-old.

The player is out of contract in the Summer and therefore is able to sign a pre-contract agreement with a non-English club in January, although Blackpool would be due compensation for the player as he is under the age of 24.

The competition:

Other interested clubs linked with Ince are Ajax and Crystal Palace.

Chances of signing him?

Ince’s contract expires in the Summer which means his value has halved from £8m to £4m, which is the fee that has been mentioned recently in the press. That increases our chances of signing him but we’re not convinced he will join. He may decide to stay on at Blackpool until the end of the season and there’s also reports that he will snub a move to the Liberty Stadium this month.

Would Tom Ince be a good signing? Do you think we’ll sign him? Should we?


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