The Daily Mirror are reporting today that Newcastle had a £4M bid rejected by Blackpool in January for their young winger Tom Ince, the son of former Manchester United and England midfield star Paul Ince.
Tom Ince – are Newcastle interested in 20 year-old winger?
Ince has scored four times for Blackpool this season and Blackpool are at the top of the Championship with 9 points from their four games so far.
Ince looked impressive last season for Blackpool, and while we wouldn’t be too surprised if Newcastle went in for Paul last January, Newcastle have a lot of wingers these days, and unless we’re going to sell some of them, surely wingers is not what Newcastle need right now.
But that’s the report in the Mirror that Newcastle, along with some other top clubs, will go back in for the 20 year-old this coming January.
But they are also reporting that Michael Owen signed for Stoke with just one minute to go in the transfer window – but Michael’s a free agent so he can sign at any time, so maybe we should also take their report on Tom with a large pinch of salt.
We already have Ben Arfa, Jonas Gutierrez, Gabby Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi and Romain Amalfitano, so Newcastle are not short in that department.
And if Newcastle bring in players next January, surely we need strikers and defenders more than anything, and hardly another winger.
Tom started his career at Liverpool, and arrived at Blackpool in August of last year, and has so far played 45 times for the Tangerines with 12 goals.
He has played at England U17 and U19 level for England.
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