According to the Mirror, Liverpool are keen on signing Blackpool youngster Tom Ince during the summer transfer window.
Via Caught Offside:
“Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is determined to sign Blackpool’s Tom Ince and will make a renewed attempt to seal the player’s signature this summer according to The Mirror.”
“The England under-21 star almost joined the Anfield club during the January transfer window, only for the deal to fall through after the two clubs could not agree a fee.
Blackpool wanted a sell on clause inserted by Liverpool when Ince first moved to the Championship club to be waived while Liverpool were hoping to negotiate a cheaper deal for Ince should they decide not to enforce it.”
A former transfer target of Liverpool’s arch-rivals Manchester United, Ince has been in impressive form for Blackpool this season, scoring 19 times in just 36 appearances for the Seasiders and even winning the Football League’s Young Player of the Year award.
The 21-year-old is a product of Liverpool’s youth academy and is now reportedly keen on returning to Anfield. With just 12 months remaining in his contract, Blackpool are willing to listen to reduced offers for their prized asset rather than risk losing him for free.
Liverpool manager Brendon Rogers is thus hoping that a deal could be agreed upon for about £4 million. The former Swansea City boss will be provided with a transfer budget of only £20 million in the off-season and hence, needs to heavily scout for shrewd signings that can produce the required goods on the field.
Ince clearly looks like a player to fit into the playing style at the Kop and it will be interesting to see whether Liverpool will be able to pull off a transfer coup on the youngster after the end of the season.