Report: Hull City open to selling Thomas Ince, replacement lined up

Tom Ince

Thomas Ince has been on loan at Derby County for the second half of this season.

Hull City could be open to the idea of selling Thomas Ince in the summer, according to a report in the Hull Daily Mail.

Ince is currently on loan at Derby County in the Championship but he hasn't really managed to settle anywhere ever since his departure from Blackpool in the summer of 2014, after an unsuccessful loan spell towards the end of last season at Crystal Palace.

But Ince has been in pretty good form during his time working under Steve McClaren in the Championship having found the net on eight occasions from 15 appearances in during his time with the Rams.

It is said in the report that Hull boss Steve Bruce 'won't stand in the way' of Ince if he wants to make a permanent move away from the KC Stadium after struggling to get regular game time prior to his move to the East Midlands.

It will be interesting to see if the move to Derby becomes permanent as it looks as though he is more settled there than he has been at any other club since his departure from Blackpool - after being linked with numerous Premier League clubs along with those he has fleetingly appeared for.

The report says that the Tigers have lined up a replacement for Ince in the form of Maciej Rybus. A lot of this could depend on the final six games of the season for Hull as they are in a perilous position in the Premier League, with a formidable run-in, and are only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.

A lot could depend on the future of the Derby manager Steve McClaren who has been linked with the job at Newcastle United, and has been made a clear favourite with the bookies, as confirmed by Oddschecker.

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