Tottenham supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern have been stirred into a fierce discussion after Mail Online exclusively reports that Andre Villas-Boas is trying to land Blackpool winger Thomas Ince before the transfer window shuts tomorrow.
The Spurs faithful had thought that their last activity in the transfer window would be witnessing Welsh star Gareth Bale finally joining Real Madrid in a record breaking deal after a hectic month of new arrivals at White Hart Lane.
However Neil Aston has now come into the tavern to explain to punters that the former Liverpool trainee could become the eighth signing of a £120 million spending spree with Spurs planning a sensational deal that will allow Ince to stay at Blackpool for the rest of the season.
The England Under-21 international is regarded as one of the most promising talents in English football and he has already rejected one move to the Premier League this summer after turning down the chance to join Cardiff City in order to remain in the North West with his family.
Blackpool accepted around £8 million from the newly promoted Welsh side then and it has to be expected that the rumoured offer by the Lilywhites will also be one that suits the Bloomfield Road club and his father/manager Paul.
Spurs could yet face deadline day competition from Everton, who would appeal to Ince given their location, and Toffees manager Roberto Martinez may make his move tomorrow.
Villas-Boas has already spent nearly £110 million in the summer transfer window but doesn’t appear finished as he tries to replace Gareth Bale at White Hart Lane.
Ince would have impressed watching suitors yesterday scoring a superb indivudal goal after coming off the bench to take his father’s team to the top of the Championship. But given the heightened speculation in the tavern, that could be the 21-year-old’s final act as a permanent player at Bloomfield Road.
Will Tottenham’s next signing be the talented Championship ace or are they done for the summer? Let us know your thoughts below.
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