Blackpool boss Paul Ince has revealed that Premier League newcomers Cardiff have made a bid for his son Thomas.
The England Under-21 international’s stock has continued to rise and his 18 goals for Blackpool last season certainly did his future prospects no harm.
Cardiff are looking to strengthen ahead of their first top-flight campaign since 1961-62 and Thomas Ince appears to be top of their shopping list.
However, dad Paul has hinted that his son’s development may benefit from another season at Bloomfield Road.
“Cardiff have come in massively for Thomas and the chairman has accepted their offer,” he told TangerineTV.
“It’s a case of when he comes back, we’ll sit down and see what he wants to do.
“He loves it here and he said to me he’s not in any rush to get to the Premier League or to leave Blackpool.
“It’s 50/50 at the moment. It’s a tricky one for me because obviously you want your son to be playing in the Premier League but you also want him to be playing with you.
“I still think he has one or two, maybe three things he needs to improve. As far as improvement there’s still a long way to go – will he get that in the Premier League? I’m not too sure.
“I know what he needs because obviously he’s grown up with me. Another year at Blackpool wouldn’t hurt him.”