Newcastle In Talks For English Winger


There hasn’t been too much news on Tom Ince in this transfer window, and Newcastle have been linked with this player since the summer, and his contract at Blackpool runs out in June, when he will become a free agent.

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Tom Ince – may not move in January
And it seems that at least two other clubs, Tottenham and Swansea are also interested in the 21 year-old England U21 International.

But there is also interest from abroad and Italian club Udinese are keen to take the youngster, but they want him when (if?) he becomes a free agent in the summer.

It seems that Newcastle would be willing to pay £4M for him now, and that to us seems a really good fee for Blackpool to get – given the lad only has six months of his contract to run at the Seasiders.

Bu we suppose ultimately it’s up to Tom what he wants to do, and there’s a chance he could wait until the summer, where the chances are high that he would be able to get a much better deal for himself.

And it seems that when he becomes a free agent foreign clubs would be better positioned than English clubs, because FIFA have rules that mean that Ince can join a foreign club for a cut-price fee of around £300K, if he becomes a free agent.

Blackpool are due some compensation from English clubs, even if they sell him as a free agent in the summer, and that would be a lot bigger than £300K.

However, it seems that Liverpool were wide awake when they sold their youngster to Blackpool in the summer of 20011, and they put a clause in the contract that means they would get a 50% sell-on fee when he is transferred.

That means that any profit they make on selling Ince would be halved, as 50% would be due to Liverpool.

We think Tom would be a good signing for Newcastle, if the club can pull it off, and Tom has made 107 appearances for Blackpool with a good 37 goals.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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18 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jan 9, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #1

    So the title said we are in talks, but the article just says we might be interested. Which is it?

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 9, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Another misleading headline.

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  • Goodfella

    Jan 9, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #3

    He had talks last night with his dad and Swansea

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 9, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Thought he was off to Swansea

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  • cbtoon82

    Jan 9, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #5

    It is clear that we are not creating enough chances going forward.
    Wether that is Pardews fault or not I’m not sure.
    Ince would be a great signing as would cabella. Those two plus a striker and I’d be happy.
    still can’t see any signings coming though.
    Come on mike prove me wrong!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 9, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #6

    i never like to complain about this site as it is free to use, my choice to come or not but the headlines are becoming more sensationalist, like tacky red top papers and the amount of ads that pop up and divert you elsewhere have prevented me being able to use it on my phone and i’m sure are a big reason the amount of comments have gone down compared to when i joined her 2 years ago

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  • Goodfella

    Jan 9, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Would have been a great buy for 4m

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  • SharpEnough23

    Jan 9, 2014 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Out of any players were linked with tom ince imo would be the best for the club, he has a huge future ahead of him and he’s English!

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jan 9, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #9

    I think Ince & Cabella would be worth twice as much as they are now by the end of a season or two

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 9, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #10

    British born players that will potentially be in squad next season:
    Rob Elliot
    Mike Williamson
    Steven Taylor
    James Tavernier
    Paul Dummett
    Sammy Ameobi

    That means we will be requiring 2 more, the possibilities that get mentioned from the Championship are:
    Tom Ince
    Jordan Rhodes
    Danny Ings
    Alex Mcarthy

    But they will all come at a price. Personally £4M and Marvauex or Obertan to Blackpool would probably be worth it. If only so Swansea don’t get him instead, but if you were Ince which manager would you rather play for?

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 9, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #11

    Gael Bigirimana has played for England U20, does that mean he is classed as a domestic player?
    If so it would mean we only require one more, this may be why Shane Long gets banded about.

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  • bobby mango

    Jan 9, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #12

    Looking at it from his point of view Swansea would be the best option. Would get more games then at spurs, or us probably. Better football at Swansea than we play.

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  • Whumpie

    Jan 9, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #13

    So no talks at all then. in fact, no facts.

    NON NEWS. I’m off.

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  • stupot

    Jan 9, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #14

    He would be good at the toon however he is similar to goofy. We need a hold it up big guy like toilevon at psv to replace shoala and then rely can go wide left up front

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  • lesh

    Jan 9, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #15

    Himanshu Dhingra….. If you don’t like the food in a particular restaurant having found the menu misleading, you wouldn’t use it would you?

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  • Anita the Legend

    Jan 9, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #16

    Oh gosh Ed, stop trying to fill the usual transfer window emptiness with even emptier rubbish!

    There are NO talks, there is nothing to report.
    He’s going to Swansea anyway.

    Mate I love your blog, but this article sucks.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 9, 2014 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #17

    He will probably end up in Spurs as they are quick to deals unlike us that are as fast as snails when it comes to signings. We just go from meeting to meeting and no incomjng players, so depressing :/

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  • stretchintoon

    Jan 9, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #18

    What the situation with Zaha,i thought we were after him.

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