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Blackpool Accept £8m Cardiff City for Youngster Tom Ince

The midfielder is one of the most highly rated players playing in the Championship.

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Blackpool’s manager Paul Ince has confirmed that the club have accepted a bid from Cardiff City for his son Tom Ince, BBC Sport reports.

The newly promoted club want to strengthen their side this summer to give them the best chance of staying in the Premier League and have now made a move for one of England’s most talented young players.

The bid for Ince is reported to be around £8 million and the Tangerines boss Paul Ince thinks that there is a 50-50 chance that his son will leave the club for Cardiff

“Cardiff have come in massively for Thomas, the chairman’s [Karl Oyston] accepted the offer,” Ince said.

“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.”

Ince is one of the most highly rated players playing in the Championship at the moment, having scored 18 goals in 49 appearances last season.

Many expected him to leave the club in January when Reading submitted a bid for the winger while Liverpool nearly signed Ince but the deal fell through because of a disagreement over the players value.

However, with father Paul at the club, it could difficult for Tom Ince to leave and Paul is desperate to keep his son at Blackpool, even if it is only for one more season.


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