The Derby County forward is reportedly being tracked by Newcastle United, and would add some goals and attacking flair to Paul Clement’s Swansea City.

Tom Ince – Derby County

After finishing the season as Derby County’s top scorer with 15 goals, interest is understandably high in winger, Tom Ince. A recent report in The Mirror suggested that the Rams attacker is a top transfer priority for Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United this summer, with the Magpies looking to strengthen for their upcoming Premier League season.

However, considering the forward’s excellent form over the last few season for Derby County, Newcastle United are likely to not be the only team to try and make a move for Ince. And one Premier League side in particular might have a good reason for pursuing him this summer.

And that team may well be Swansea City. Former Derby County boss Paul Clement took over at the Liberty Stadium early this year and has done a fantastic job to keep the Swans in the Premier League this season. 

Shifting the Swans playing style to a 4-3-3, utilising wingers and a lone striker, Paul Clement has employed a lot of the similar tactics he employed with the Rams, and now has a side that would be ready-built for the addition of Tom Ince.

The forward would also add a much needed flair to this Swansea side. Though hard-working and disciplined, Swansea City have, at times, lacked a real attacking bite at times under Clement, and the former Rams manager will be keen to add that through new playing staff in the summer.

Swansea City manager Paul Clement

The forward may also relish the chance to link up with former boss, Clement, in the Premier League. After heading back to the Championship after failed spells with Crystal Palace and Hull City, Tom Ince has gotten to a stage in his career where he may well feel that now is the time to once again attempt the Premier League again.

At 25-years-old, any hopes of making the England international set-up one day will hinge crucially on the next couple of years. However, with Derby County in no need to sell, both Newcastle and Swansea will need to be prepared to pay big money if that want to prise away the Rams’ key asset.

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