Derby County's reported £10 million valuation of Tom Ince is far too low; must up asking price if they are willing to sell star man

Derby's Tom Ince celebrates after scoring their first goal

Derby County have reportedly put a £10 million price tag on star man Tom Ince and their supporters have every right to be underwhelmed.

Derby's Tom Ince celebrates after scoring their first goal

Derby County have set their asking price for Tom Ince as the speculation builds over his immediate future.

As reported by the Derby Telegraph, the Sun claims that the Rams are willing to let the 25-year-old leave in the summer for £10 million.

The former Blackpool winger has been linked with a move to Premier League new boys Huddersfield Town. The Terriers are reported to have had a £7.2 million bid rejected after being knocked back in their attempt to take him on a season-long loan deal (Sky Sports).

It is expected that Huddersfield will go back in with another bid and it seems that it will take less than £3 million more to secure his signature.

The potential departure of Ince will pose two questions amongst Derby fans; is £10 million a fair asking price for Ince? And is it enough to replace their talismanic winger with? The answer would be a resounding no to both.

Ince finished as the club's top goalscorer last season, netting 15 times and notching up eight assists. He has scored 38 times in 115 games since joining the club in 2015.

Tom Ince celebrates scoring Derby's second goalTom Ince scored 14 goals in the Championship for Derby last season

In each of his three seasons with the Rams, he has reached double figures in his goal tally. Despite his consistency in front of goal, his work rate and general attitude has been questioned by fans. However last season saw a marked improvement in his willingness to track back and help out defensively.

It still remains to be seen whether Ince is capable of reproducing this form in the Premier League, however It is clear that Ince's value to Derby is worth more than the reported £10 million asking price.

If Derby do sell Ince then their supporters will be forgiven for thinking that they should have got more.

Derby's Tom Ince celebrates at full time

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