Monaco Beat Spurs To Signature Of Free Agent Thomas Ince

Englishman will be out of contract next summer. 

Mega-rich Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco are set to sign exciting Blackpool wide man Thomas Ince on a Bosman-style free transfer at the end of the season, according to exclusive reports in the Daily Mail.

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The highly rated England Under-21 international has been attracting the attentions of a whole of big-name clubs of late, including the likes of Eredivisie champions Ajax, Serie A giants Inter Milan, as well as the Premier League duo of Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City too.

However, it now appears as though Ince will move to the South of France next season after the 21-year-old met with representatives from the big-spending Ligue 1 outfit in London on Thursday to discuss his move to Monaco.

Ince’s current contract with the Championship side only runs until June 30 2014, and so the attacking midfielder will be available to purchase for nothing in the summer.

And Ince has so far enjoyed yet another highly impressive campaign for his club side, with the Englishman managing to register seven goals and six assists in total in his 22 league outings, while he has also contributed one strike and four assists as well for England U21 head coach Gareth Southgate.