Blackpool winger Tom Ince is among many players being tipped for a possible transfer in the summer window.
Here's a breakdown of his numbers and a brief scouting guide to the England Under-21 international, along with a few hints as to where he might be playing next summer.
Contract Situation: Ince's contract finishes in 2014.
Career Stops: Liverpool (2010-11), Blackpool (2011-present).
Current Campaign Stats
Championship: 44 games, 18 goals.
FA Cup: 2 games, 0 goals.
League Cup: 1 game, 0 goals.
If the surname sounds rather familiar, that's because it should do. Tom Ince is the son of former England captain and current manager of Blackpool, Paul, and everything so far suggests that the ex-Manchester United and Inter man's progeny has more than enough talent to follow in his footsteps.
Where to Next?
Blackpool did not waste any time in trying to ensure Ince's immediate future in the north west of England, taking up an option for a one-year contract extension that will keep him at the club until 2014. While this protects against losing the talent for free, it may not discourage some of the big clubs who would be ready to descend chequebooks in hand.
The Mirror reports that, added to the established interest of Liverpool and Tottenham in the £7million-rated youngster, are Italian giants Inter. The Milan club was the home of Paul Ince for two seasons, and are reportedly interested in battling the two Premier League clubs to help Tom follow in his father's footsteps to the San Siro.