Blackpool look set to lose their star player, Tom Ince, to newly-promoted Premier League outfit, Cardiff City.

The 21-year-old has flourished for Blackpool since his move from Liverpool in 2011, with the winger scoring 26 goals in 88 games in his two seasons there.

With Blackpool failing to make a return to the Premier League, it was always probable the England U21 international would be on his way - and although a key part of Blackpool's team, his manager Paul Ince, who is also his father, was never going to hold him back.

Sky Sports sources claim that a fee has been agreed, with many reports suggesting Cardiff met Blackpool's asking price of £8m, with further future add-ons possible.

It was believed that a return to Anfield could be on the cards, especially seeing as they have first refusal should Ince be sold. However, they turned down this opportunity, despite being able to buy him back for a reported £5m.

Furthermore, the Daily Mail claims that Liverpool are entitled to 35% of his transfer fee, which means that they will receive a fair sum of money should the deal go through. 

Cardiff are yet to sign anyone prior to their first season in the Premier League after a dominating performance in the Championship last season, where they ran away with the title.

However, it is now thought that a deal is in place to bring Ince to south Wales, who should be a great addition to Cardiff and the Premier League alike.

Cardiff fans will hope this is just the first of a few signings, though; otherwise they will surely be dragged into a relegation scrap.


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