As it looks like Chelsea are set to trump Tottenham Hotspur in the signing of forward Willian, the impact for Newcastle United in the transfer market could well be a negative one, as it may force Spurs to turn their attentions back to Blackpool winger Tom Ince.
Newcastle continue to lag behind in this summer’s transfer window, as today they missed out on another reported target, with Scott Sinclair moving from Manchester City to West Brom on a season-long loan.
Sinclair was one player who could have filled the left-sided midfield berth for the Magpies, thought to be the one area of the squad they are looking to fill, along with a striker of course.
So, with Sinclair off the market, attentions could turn to England U21 international Tom Ince, who is a player in high demand right now.
The former Liverpool winger is being tracked by Newcastle, along with Everton and Tottenham, with the latter being incredibly active in the transfer window.
However, it looks like Spurs are going to miss out on the signature of Willian, which looked to be all but a done deal, as Chelsea have moved in at the last minute.
This could result in Tottenham looking to Ince instead, meaning that Newcastle would have to move quickly if they wanted to make sure they didn’t miss out on another signing.
Given what’s happened to date though, don’t expect anything to happen quickly on Tyneside, although the fact that his dad Paul won’t let Tom sit on a Premier League bench could favour the Toon.