Liverpool battle with Man Utd to re-sign Academy star Tom Ince
Liverpool’s desperation to bolster their attacking options is the reason behind the arrival of Daniel Sturridge and Fabio Borini. Now, the Merseyside club is focusing their efforts on re-signing their former winger Tom Ince.
A promising start from Youth Academy product Raheem Sterling has helped Liverpool a great deal this season, but manager Brendan Rodgers understands he needs to bring in more players to solve Liverpool’s attacking problems.
Tom Ince, who was sold to Blackpool in 2011, would be a welcome sight at Anfield. According to reports, Liverpool have set out to acquire the services of their Youth Academy product to give the attacking department. A bid on the England Under-21 player can be expected before the end of the January transfer window.
There are no guarantees that Tom Ince will hit the ground running, but he has been in good form in the Championship and looks like Premier League material. A number of other English clubs have already lined up with interest in the youngster.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson hopes to replace the out of favor winger Nani with Tom Ince, but the Premier League leaders have been unable to tie him down as yet. Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have also shown a lot of interest in the young forward.
Liverpool have already admitted that they were wrong to let go Tom Ince. Brendan Rodgers and Co. are currently struggling in the Premier League. Just last weekend Liverpool went down 2-1 at Old Trafford against their old foes Manchester United. The lack of attacking options was once again deemed the reason behind Liverpool’s defeat.
Brendan Rodgers reiterated his desire to bring in more players this fall. However, the former Swansea City manager understands that the rebuilding process he has taken up at the Merseyside cannot be accomplished with the wave of a magic wand.
Liverpool are also chasing down the Crystal Palace youngster Wilfried Zaha. Manchester United are the frontrunners for Wilfried Zaha’s services and are most likely to sign him this transfer window or during the next one.