Belfast Telegraph

Ince joins Tigers influx

Hull have announced the signing of winger Tom Ince from Blackpool.

The Tigers have announced the 22-year-old, son of former England international Paul Ince, has agreed a two-year deal at the KC Stadium.

Compensation with Blackpool has yet to be agreed and a tribunal may be necessary if a figure cannot be settled upon.

Ince, who ended last season on loan at Crystal Palace, had attracted interest from a number of other clubs, most notably Serie A giants Inter Milan.

Ince travelled to Italy for discussions with Inter - one of his father's former clubs - but opted to remain in England and look for a Premier League club.

He met with Hull officials last week and a deal was concluded after further talks on Monday.

Ince came through the youth ranks at Liverpool and had a loan spell at Notts County before moving to Blackpool in 2011.

He has been linked with a return to Liverpool on numerous occasions in the past but a move back to Anfield never materialised.

Ince is Hull manager Steve Bruce's third signing of the summer after completing an £8million permanent deal for Jake Livermore from Tottenham and landing Robert Snodgrass for £6million from Norwich.

Bruce is keen to expand his squad ahead of a potential European campaign in the coming season. Hull will play in the Europa League qualifiers after reaching the FA Cup final last term.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph