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Cardiff City Agree Price For Newcastle Target

8:54 am, Monday, July 1st, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 43 Comments

With most clubs starting their pre-season training this week, it seems that the transfer market is heating up a bit, and news late yesterday that Cardiff City have bid £8M for Blackpool winger Tom Ince, and that offer has been accepted by Blackpool.

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Tom Ince – reported fee of £8M agreed by Cardiff

Since Ince may only be worth around £5M it’s not surprising that Blackpool have accepted the bid,  which they call massive, but that could mean that Newcastle are out of the running for the 21 year old son of the former Manchester United great.

Newcastle like to go the other way, and bid less than the club’s asking price, and Mike Ashley will not over pay for players,. we’ve found that out over the last six years.

Tom’s father Paul had this to say about the Cardiff City offer:

“Cardiff have come in massively for Thomas, the Chairman, Karl Oyston has accepted the offer,” “I’m not sure what the offer is because I’ve been away but it’s been accepted.”

“So it’s a case of when he comes back next week, Thomas, we’ll sit down and see what he wants to do.”

Tom used to play at Liverpool and it was thought his former club  would  come after their him,  and it’s not clear at all whether Ince wants to move to the newly promoted Cardiff City.

His father continued:

“He loves it here. He said to me, ‘I’m in no rush to get to the Premier League, I’m in no rush to leave Blackpool’.”

“I think it’s 50-50 at the moment. It’s a tricky one for me because obviously you want your son to be playing in the Premier League, but you obviously want your son to be playing with you.”

“As far as improvement is concerned there’s still a long way for Thomas to go and will he get that if he went to the Premier League? I’m not too sure.”

“I know what he needs because he’s grown up with me. Another year wouldn’t hurt him at Blackpool.”

It seems that Ince was hoping  a bigger club than Cardiff City would be coming in for him, and maybe Newcastle will still make a move, but we’d be surprised if Newcastle will pay the £8M price agreed by Blackpool with Cardiff City.

What do you think?

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43 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Santon03 // Jul 1, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    8mil is what we paid for Sissoko & HBA

  • 2 Santon03 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Cardiff pay 8mil for championship division player

  • 3 Santon03 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    I think I like the way we do business

  • 4 WWYCD // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Am not an accountant and he’s a good player happily take him with us

  • 5 martoon // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Typical dad everybody calls him Tom but he insists on using his full name: Thomas – there is no way we will match that offer. As I said on the last blog prepare yorselves for Bent & Tomkins!

  • 6 Sazzer // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Debuchy was summer signing that ran late because of CL. Gouffran and Sissoko was rushed early, because they were free in summer. Mbiwa was probably a precaution on the whole Colo situation and Haidara pushed early as Simpson were set to leave and there were opportunity to sign him I suppose.

  • 7 Markaccus // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:06 AM


    Bentaldo and tomkinho :D

  • 8 TorqToon // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    £8mil for Ince is silly money. Juve signed tevez for £10mil didn’t they?!

    Overpriced Englishman yet again. Decent player, but silly money.

  • 9 Sazzer // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    The Journal understands that Joe Kinnear has told Ashley he wants to have delivered a first new signing by Friday!

  • 10 sparky55 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    I have a feeling we will sign some very good players this coming window but they in the main will be to offset those that will leave.

    The key to all this is to end up with more players to make the first 11 more competitive than we have now because no-one in a first 11 is under threat from anyone on the bench.

    I think we’ll be getting two good strikers within the next two weeks, a winger and another CM…and then we’ll get the bad news cabaye and Tiote and Cisse are leaving…then we’ll go out and buy three more decent players to placate the fans.

    If we don’t JFK’s life will be an absolute fcuking misery because he’s already made some very outlandish claims and if he doesn’t deliver then all hell will break loose.

    He can only win over the fans by making some good signings within the next two weeks and that IMO is what will happen…then those that want to go will go…and then we buy some more

  • 11 Sazzer // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    NUFC Stats ?@NUFC_Stats

  • 12 Markaccus // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    I hope you are right sparky.
    I find it hard to be that optomistic

  • 13 Santon03 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:13 AM


    Mutd signed wilfried zaha for 10.5mil same price as tevez

  • 14 Santon03 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    another example: nathaniel clyne more expensive than debuchy

  • 15 sparky55 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    I’m usually a glass half empty kind of bloke and that way I’m never disappointed enough to want to hang myself…but JFK must have been promised something and must have had something up his sleeve that either Carr or Lambeeze had already had under way because it’s wall to wall hell for JFK if he’s said what he’s said and comes up with nowt.

    Methinks a couple of nice surprises on the horizon

  • 16 Indian Magpie // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:16 AM


    Must be the vanquirer then

  • 17 WWYCD // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    People have touted that 10 mill Tevez price tag as if its a bargain he was a low cost because his wages are extreme and his attitude is very hit and miss, the likes of Zaha and Ince will be after 20-40k a week not 150-200k a week which makes a huge difference also age/attitude are vastly different

  • 18 Indian Magpie // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:17 AM


    Clyne was free!

  • 19 Santon03 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:17 AM


    i can’t imagine how happy i am if on friday he reveals honda and aumbameyang

  • 20 Indian Magpie // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    PSG Are about to lauch a 37 Million bid for……………………………………

  • 21 Indian Magpie // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:18 AM


    Honda has agreeed terms with MILAN

    So i guess you will be half happy

  • 22 Santon03 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:18 AM


    do you remember crystal palace was asking 5.5mil?

  • 23 sparky55 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    IMO Honda’s more unlikely than PEA…bit PEA I think is getting more and more likely by the minute.

  • 24 Santon03 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:19 AM


    realllyyyy? Honda to Milan?

  • 25 Santon03 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    I’m off from football world for few days and Honda has gone to Milan, Niceeee!!!!

  • 26 John Tudor // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    a box of black magic

  • 27 Indian Magpie // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:20 AM


    CPFC may have got some compensation, but he was on a free

  • 28 WWYCD // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    How was Clyne more expensive than Debuchy? Didn’t he sign on a free?

  • 29 Indian Magpie // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM


    The Answer is Claudio Marchisio of La Vecchia Signora

  • 30 sparky55 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    I knew a girl with one of those!

  • 31 Sazzer // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    18 goals and 14 assist in 44 games is good stats for winger but for comparison is he better than Sinclair?

    Well, Sinclair had 19 goals in Championsship then 8 in Premier league his assist were only 3 though.

  • 32 John Tudor // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    with fluffy pink centers

  • 33 Santon03 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM


    PSG and Monaco also lining up to sign Milan LB De Sciglio

  • 34 bills-son // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    sparky – I really can’t see Cabaye, Tiote and Cisse all leaving.

    What fans forget, or don’t know, is that Llambias confirmed a while after the Carroll transfer that him, Pardew andCharnley were all in agreement to accept Lpools offer when it got to £30M but Ashley refused because hedidn’t want to sell. When they all pushed Ashley to accept the offer he said tell them its £35M in cash or no deal.

    The take from this is that Ashley isn’t the ‘trade on for an easy profit merchant that he is painted as and I’ pretty certan that the player we ae most likely to cash in on is Tiote. Having said that Pardew really rates him and he won’t be pushing for a sale.

  • 35 Indian Magpie // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:26 AM


    I know

    The next maldini

  • 36 John Tudor // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    we shall see what we shall see

  • 37 pizzicatochan // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:27 AM

  • 38 pizzicatochan // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    The next Maldini is supposed to be Santon…

    Now, he’s the next Bale.

  • 39 Santon03 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    I don’t think Santon is Maldini type, Maldini can’t dribble like Santon.

  • 40 Sack Llambias // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Bent, Tomkins and Pilkington would be excellent
    signings and bring better balance to the squad. Last
    season we did not have too many options off the
    bench. We could then sell Shola, Williamson
    and Gosling whilst strengthening overall. They
    don’t have to be instead off other potential
    signings. How many have actually seen Pilkington
    play ?

  • 41 sparky55 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Hear what you’re saying Bills-son but that I believe was a very different set of circumstances. Andy Carroll wasn’t part of the ‘buy the cheap sell them high’ ethos because he was a home grown talent and didn’t have to pay anything for him.

    Cabs and Tiote and Cisse and Krul and HBA are all subject to the advertised ethos and IMO opinion are all open to be sold as part of that ethos because all their values have increased considerably over the last three years.

    …and we have to remember it’s not about selling when we think the time is right…if the player is unsettled then that puts a different slant on things and YES Carroll didn’t want to go but 35 million it was a no brainer and definately the right thing to do under the circumstances

  • 42 Greebol1892 // Jul 1, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Bent would be a good replacement / vast improvement on our current alleged other footballing option (S***a) while putting Campbell on loan. Obviously we still need another striker to partner Cisse.
    BUT 6-8m is ridiculous amount for Bent because I imagine his wages & agents fees would amount to more than double that fee. <=3.5m = yes please.

  • 43 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jul 1, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    INCE to Cardiff !

    Another Target bites the dust and ends going somewhere Else !

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