Newcastle Target Flattered By The Interest

Blackpool’s Tom Ince says he is flattered by the interest shown him in by some top Premier League clubs, and the two clubs out in front of the pack for the Blackpool winger and the son of the former Manchester United and England player Paul Ince – are Newcastle United and Manchester United.

Tom Ince – flattered by the interest in him

Tom’s career has taken off since he left Liverpool last year for Blackpool, and he is in really top form this season, scoring 10 goals in just 16 appearances for Blackpool,  and since he joined them last season,  he has made 57 total appearances and scored 18 goals for the  Seasiders.

Tom is in the England U21 squad for the game against Northern Ireland tonight (Sammy Ameobi had to withdraw because of a slight hamstring strain),  and he could get his 5th cap at the U21 level, and he talked about his situation today:

“I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for Blackpool,” “I’ve been given the opportunity to play week in, week out at a very high level in the Championship.”

“It is flattering to have all that interest – it’s great – it shows you are playing good football and are in good form.” “But at the moment my focus is on playing for Blackpool.”

Tom has also been capped at the England U17 and U19 levels,  and if he keeps on improving as has been at Blackpool,  he could soon receive a full England call from England manager Roy Hodgson.

While it wouldn’t surprise us if Newcastle are interested in Tom Ince, the fee being reported is around £8M, and that’s too much for Newcastle to pay, and also with Manchester United in the mix, we think we’ll have little chance of signing this talented young winger, if indeed the Red Devils are interested.

What do you think?

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9 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Pointless signing.

    If we won’t even play our own England under 21 winger often in sammy why pay for another.

    I like him as a player and would love him here but no point in paying if he won’t get a game.

  • dead man walkin

    Nov 13, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #2

    i watched the under21s last night,

    wow, what a difference in styles, they got beat but had a real go, got the ball down and played some great stuff

    best player last night, abied, i like the rest of you can only go on info from the club about him, but sorry i dont buy into the trype they are saying about him, he looked quailty

    it was good to see them get the ball out wide and swing good crosses into the box,,

    and it got me thinking,, these are just kids, but the balls they put in where good ones,

    obertan i have not seen him put in a good ball since stoke last year, yet he is on the bench every game,, and from what i watched last night, he is way behind some of the kids we have, so why is he on the bench??

    its not like we bought him from man u’s first team, he didnt play so often for there reserve team to,, so why is he ???

    tav ,romain, inmanan had good games to

    peter is doing a great job with them, wish i could say the same about ALAN,,

  • Geordie-Jake

    Nov 13, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #3

    Pedro 4 manager 🙂

  • Geordie-Jake

    Nov 13, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #4

    Pedro for manager

  • Geordie-Jake

    Nov 13, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #5

    Sorry double post

  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 13, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #6

    I always think it wouldn’t hurt to try a youngster. If they do well give them another go.

    If they are totally off the pace let that motivate then to work harder in the under 21 side.

    Sterling got a go and now looks a key member of that team.

    Subderland chucked McLean in last year and he changed their season.

    Arsenal did it with fabregas and countless others.

    Man utd with beckham, giggs, etc

    I’m not suggesting making 4/5 changes at once but give one or two a go at least.

    Surely Campbell deserves a go now.

  • wynsleap

    Nov 13, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #7

    What do we think Ed?
    You’ve just correctly answered your own question there at the end.

  • tequilamag

    Nov 13, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #8

    DMW I watched the game as well and although Abeied had a decent game it`s a hell of a srep up to first team. Not sure why you thought Romain had such a good game, he was subbed after 30 mins and never really produced anything while he was on the pitch.You say you have not seen Ober pit in a good ball since Stoke last year so I can omly assume you have not watched any of the EL games

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Funny how his career took off when he LEFT Liverpool! Haha!


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