Blackpool winger Thomas Ince has been valued at £25 million by his manager and father, comparing his sons stats to Manchester United’s £15 million signing Wilfried Zaha.
Tom Ince has been in fine form this season scoring 18 goals and assisting 12 others. His performances have attracted Premier League interest with Tottenham and Liverpool both rumoured to be interested.
But Paul Ince has tried to scare that interest away by declaring his son must be worth at least £25 million if Zaha is valued at £15 million.
Ince junior began his career at Liverpool but left for the Tangerine men in search of first-team football. Liverpool were strongly linked with a move for Ince in January but Brendan Rodgers called the deal “complicated.”
Speaking to BBC Radio Lancashire manager Ince said: "If you're talking £15m for Zaha, Thomas has got to be £25m. If you compare the two, Thomas should cost more.
"Zaha is a fantastic player, don't get me wrong. Zaha is a stronger runner and does a lot of tricks, whereas Thomas is more direct, he makes things happen and he scores goals.
"You've got a kid playing in the Championship who has scored 18 goals. When you look at the leading scorers, they're all strikers, and he's there amongst them.
"Potentially, I think he can reach that value (£25 million). If Palace want £15m for Zaha who has scored six goals, it makes you wonder what price he's going to be.
"You're not going to get it because he's not proven in the Premier League, but if United are paying £15m for Zaha, on the stats you'd have to say Thomas is worth a lot more than that. That's my opinion."
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