/ Soccer

Tom Ince ignores European interest to join Hull

Updated: Monday, 07 Jul 2014 18:35 | Comments

Tom Ince ended last season on loan at Crystal Palace
Tom Ince ended last season on loan at Crystal Palace

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

The Tigers have announced the 22-year-old winger, 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 today.

Ince came through the youth ranks at Liverpool at 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.

User contributions and/or comments do not, unless specifically stated, represent the views of RTÉ.ie or RTÉ.
Click here for Terms of use