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Tom Ince Relishing Inter Switch

The England U-21 international will be out of contract with Blackpool and is expected to finalize a deal with the Nerazzurri in the coming weeks…

Charlie Crowhurst

Tom Ince looks all set to strike a deal with Inter as he flew into Milan accompanied by his father and ex-Nerazzurri midfielder Paul Ince on the weekend.

The elder Ince spent two years at the club and played an integral role in the Beneamata's run to the 1997 UEFA Cup Final, where they lost to Schalke on penalties.

Now, Tom is hoping to follow in his father's footsteps and is enthusiastic over a potential return to a place that he once called home as a young child.

"Inter is a fantastic squad and Italy is a great country where I hold many fond memories," Ince said, according to Sky Italia.

"We lived in Como, it's fabulous to be here at 22. I remember the San Siro with affection."

Ince started the year with Blackpool before being loaned out to Crystal Palace in January. He made only eight Premier League appearances for the Eagles and scored one goal.

However, Ince is ready to leave England behind and expressed his excitement at the project that Inter owner Erick Thohir is building at the club.

"I'm young, English, a winger, a fun player to watch. Inter is changing, they have new young players and a new owner.

"Thohir has told me that there are changes taking place, that he wants Inter to return to being big and to win in Italy and Europe."

Ince is expected to put pen to paper on a new deal in the next few weeks and will be the Nerazzurri's second confirmed signing of the summer after Nemanja Vidic.