Newcastle United are set to make an £8 million deadline day bid for Blackpool winger Tom Ince and catch Everton knapping in the process according to the Mirror.
Newcastle and Everton seem to be going head-to-head for a couple of transfer targets this summer, and while the Toffees will be favourites to land Wigan midfielder James McCarthy, the Magpies will pull off a real coup if they can land Ince.
The England U21 star has helped fire Blackpool to the top of the Championship table and was instrumental for the Seasiders again yesterday, scoring the only goal in Blackpool’s 1-0 win over Watford at Bloomfield Road.
Here’s the goal, with a decent penalty save beforehand…
Ince displayed great drive there and it is that ability to run at a defence that scares the opposition – just imagine having Hatem Ben Arfa on the right and Ince on the left!
The 21-year-old is thought to be a personal favourite of Joe Kinnear, maybe because it’s a name he can actually get right.
While Paul Ince wouldn’t want to see his son leave, I think he will recognise that he’ll get a lot of playing time at Newcastle and this will only help him develop as a player.
I really hope we make this bid tomorrow…