This Young Free Agent Ticks All The Boxes At Newcastle


Tom Ince has returned from his visit to Europe, and he seems to have turned down the chance to play at Inter-Milan, where his father Paul played his football from 1995 through 1997.

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Tom Ince – while on loan at Crystal Palace this year

The 22-year-old winger is out of contract at Blackpool, and he seems to tick all the boxes at Newcastle – he’s a free agent, he’s young, he’s skillful, and he scores goals from midfield.

Tom has decided now is not the time to play at a continental club, and instead he wants to join a Premier League club, and he had this to say yesterday:

“After lengthy discussions with my family I have decided that my immediate future in the game lies in the Premier League.” 

“I am flattered to have received such strong interest from several big European clubs. But I believe at this early stage of my career I need to continue my football education in England.¨

“I would like to thank the clubs overseas for their interest and kindness. I still have ambitions to one day play in Europe. I am now looking forward to what lies ahead next season.”

Although Tim is a free agent – a club signing him will need to pay a compensation fee for the home-grown player who is still under 23,  and that could be set by a tribunal if no agreement is reached.

Newcastle have been reported to be interested in the player for a while now, and he has a decent goal-scoring record at Blackpool, where he played 113 games and scored 33 goals, and at 22 – he has time to improve on Tyneside –  if Newcastle signed him.

The PL clubs said to be interested in the player are Hull, Swansea, Stoke and Sunderland, as well as Newcastle.

Tom could probably cost around £4M, but that would seem like a decent deal for Newcastle United, and as we said – he certainly ticks all the boxes.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • scout

    Jun 7, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #1

    Chuck him over the line Pardew lad

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  • Spoof

    Jun 7, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Not good enough for Palace so he should be fine for us, the lad ain’t good enough !!!!!!!

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  • goommy

    Jun 7, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #3

    4M is fair amount for this lad. Get him!!

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  • Barton

    Jun 7, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #4

    As you say ticks all the right boxes,thats exactly why he wont be coming here,and to be honest lads,i dont think i even care any more,i car’nt stand to be stood on,trampled on, seemingly despised by those now running the club,for being guilty of loving my club,well no more,no more.

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  • CDEVINE69

    Jun 7, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #5

    The kid goes where daddy tells him. Id have him tho. Better than what we’ve got on the left.

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  • Bambams

    Jun 7, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #6

    We must have been linked to over thirty target’s in the last few weeks.
    Unless they will accept no more than thirty grand, no interest in cup competition’s, mediocre PL mid table target BUT a huge sell on fee..

    You all know the rest

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  • Sazzer

    Jun 7, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Spoof
    Ince have the potential to become great so this is the time to get him when everyone thinks he’s no better than Puncheon. And that might have been true for this season but probably not next year or the year after that.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jun 7, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #8

    For 4Mil i would sign him in the blink of an eye !

    Idon,t believe it will ever happen? Pity is that!

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  • moonraker

    Jun 7, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #9

    He’s a good player but obviously rates himself highly and his dad is influencing him and trying to do the best for him.

    Unfortunately his future is full of ups and downs and he needs to make his mind up asap and knuckle down to get some PL gametime under his belt.

    Personally, I’m fed up hearing about him!

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  • Sav

    Jun 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Nicollin will be crapping bricks if we switch our attention from his boy now.

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