Huddersfield Town have already started well in the transfer market, having clinched Aaron Mooy on a permanent basis from Manchester City on a £8 million transfer deal. They have now strengthened further after clinching the deal for Tom Ince who has joined from Derby County on a 3-year deal with an option for a further year if the club wants to extend it. The transfer fee is believed to be around 10m with the inclusion of several ad-ons.
The son of ex-Manchester United player and former England captain Paul Ince, Tom has been in contention regarding his career with Derby County and was looking to make a career away from the Park Pride Stadium for quite a while.
The 25-year-old winger has been one of the most influential players for the Championship outfit and has scored 15 goals for his side in the last season. He has attracted interest in the last season from a number of clubs over the last 12 months, from the Premier League as well as the Championship. The clubs who were initially looking for his signature included the likes of newly promoted sides in the Premier League like Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town.
The Terriers coach, David Wagner, is well aware of the fact that he has to face some of the biggest clubs in the Premier League including Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham and defending champions Chelsea, and is looking to prepare his team in the way so that they can make a strong start to the season and play well against the aforementioned biggies of English football.
Reportedly, Derby County had put a price of £10 million on their prized possession for any of the potential suitors looking to bag him for the next season. After rejecting an initial bid of £7.2 million from Huddersfield, who has been looking to make the youngster a part of their line-up for the next season, they finally have agreed to sell their prized asset.
Ince made his loan move from Hull City in 2015 and turned it into a permanent one in the summer. Since then, he has been an integral part of the Rams lineup throughout the last few seasons and scored 38 goals in 117 games for them, being the top scorer for the team in the last season.
This opportunity is going to be a big one for the youngster as well to show his skills in the Premier League and contributing well for the Terriers in the next term.