Former Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has addressed the rumors about his player Tom Ince during his press conference for Derby County’s important game tonight at Leeds United.
Newcastle have been linked with former target Tom Ince and the rumors were that maybe £8M would be enough to get the winger to Newcastle during this transfer window – but Steve says that could get his right foot.
Tom is left-footed.
Tom Ince – 24 year-old Newcastle target
The 24-year-old has interested Newcastle for a few years now and certainly he’s performed well in the Championship with Blackpool and now Derby County, but he has also struggled in the Premier League with Hull City.
This is what Steve McClaren said during his press conference when asked about the Ince rumors – as reported on the Derby web-site:
“£8M might get Tom’s right foot, at the present moment. We will treat that speculation with that comment. Tom has got great ability – he can score and assist.”
“He should be a Premier League player. He has had opportunities and you have seen the fight he has. He wants to get back there.”
There seems very little chance of Derby selling their best player to Newcastle this month – whatever the price.
That’s one of the problems Newcastle have at the moment with most of their targets – either the Championship clubs don’t want to sell or else Premier League players don’t want to take a step down to play in the Championship.
It’s a difficult transfer window for Newcastle.