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Ince joins Tigers influx

07 Jul 2014 17:02:01

Ince joins Tigers influx

Hull have announced the signing of winger Tom Ince from Blackpool.

The Tigers have announced the 22-year-old, son of former England international Paul Ince, has agreed a two-year deal at the KC Stadium.

Compensation with Blackpool has yet to be agreed and a tribunal may be necessary if a figure cannot be settled upon.

Ince, who ended last season on loan at Crystal Palace, had attracted interest from a number of other clubs, most notably Serie A giants Inter Milan.

Ince travelled to Italy for discussions with Inter - one of his father's former clubs - but opted to remain in England and look for a Premier League club.

He met with Hull officials last week and a deal was concluded after further talks on Monday.

Ince came through the youth ranks at Liverpool and had a loan spell at Notts County before moving to Blackpool in 2011.

He has been linked with a return to Liverpool on numerous occasions in the past but a move back to Anfield never materialised.

Ince is Hull manager Steve Bruce's third signing of the summer after completing an £8million permanent deal for Jake Livermore from Tottenham and landing Robert Snodgrass for £6million from Norwich.

Bruce is keen to expand his squad ahead of a potential European campaign in the coming season. Hull will play in the Europa League qualifiers after reaching the FA Cup final last term.


PA

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