After being deemed surplus by Liverpool, Tom Ince is currently embarking on a third season with Blackpool in the Championship.
He was granted the opportunity earlier in this window to further his career in the Premier League with new boys Cardiff City.
He snubbed the newly promoted side due to both the birth of his child and also because he believes he is ready to play at a higher level.
Ince has been compared to Wilfried Zaha who was signed by Manchester United in January 2013 for £15m. He was actually more productive last season in the Championship having scored 18 goals and supplied his teammates 14 times last year.
This compares to Zaha's eight goals and nine assists.
Despite several impressive showings, Ince has not been approached by a top side and some could say this is due to his involvement in England's poor U21 display in Israel earlier this summer.
He has been linked with moves to Newcastle but the Magpies' current attention is on securing central strikers.
Ince's ability to glide past defenders is on par with Zaha's if not better, his left foot is lethal, and he showed this with an accurate strike against Doncaster.
He has excellent ability to dribble at pace and he is versatile with his ability to play behind the striker and also on either flank.
I believe it is only a matter of time before we see Ince in the Premier League, the real question is when.
For the meantime he will remain under his father's wing and hopefully help bounce back after a lacklustre performance against Preston on Monday evening.
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