Rumours that Spurs have been looking at a deal to sign Blackpool’s Tom Ince have persisted for a while now but they have certainly gathered more momentum in the last few days. Several reports are now claiming that the England under 21 International is White Hart Lane bound and that the club are set to make Ince their first signing of the summer as soon as it’s possible to do so.
At 21, the player looks a prospect and has certainly blossomed at Blackpool this season, having scored 18 goals and adding 14 assists in his 43 games to date. He is versatile too and despite being an essentially left footed player, he is comfortable on either flank.
So Ince could provide valuable cover for Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon next season but he may not be first choice and that could scupper a possible move. In addition, if we’re signing a player as cover then he needs to be better than what we already have. Some would say that Andros Townsend could do that job?