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Hijack: Leeds should steal in on Stoke’s pursuit of Tom Ince

Hijack: Leeds should steal in on Stoke’s pursuit of Tom Ince

According to the Daily Mail, Stoke are considering making a move for Huddersfield Town’s Tom Ince this summer.

Ince had a great season with Derby during their Championship campaign of 2016/17, but struggled to have the same impact last time out for the Terriers in the Premier League. 

If David Wagner is going to ensure that his side have an easier time of avoiding relegation this season, then he’ll need to be sure that his squad isn’t carrying any passengers. For that reason, Tom Ince could be moved on this summer.

With newly-relegated Stoke looking interested in the 26-year-old’s signature, it seems likely that Ince’s next destination will be a Championship outfit. That should encourage other second tier clubs to challenge the Potters for the signing of the former England under-21 international.

The Breakdown

New Leeds boss, Marcelo Bielsa, will be very aware that the attacking contingent of his squad is in dire need of a refresh ahead of the upcoming campaign. The acquisition of a player of Ince’s talent and versatility would go a long way towards breathing new life into the forward line at Elland Road.

In order to get the best out of the stand out attacking talents already at the club, such as Kemar Roofe and Samu Saiz, Bielsa needs a player with creative prowess and the ability to pick out a killer final ball.

Transfermarkt value Tom Ince at £7.2 million, meaning his capture would necessitate a serious outlay on Leeds’ part. If this great Yorkshire club are really out to make it back to the big time though, where they belong, then they need to start signing players who can have a serious impact on the pitch.

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