• Premier League

Ince decides against Cardiff move

ESPN staff
July 12, 2013
Tom Ince will not be heading to Wales © PA Photos

Thomas Ince has rejected a move to Cardiff City to stay at Blackpool.

The Premier League newcomers had agreed an £8 million fee for the England Under-21 international, but he opted to remain at Bloomfield Road.

Ince, 21, had also agreed personal terms with Cardiff but cited family reasons for his decision not to move.

The winger's first child has just been born while his father, Paul, is Blackpool's manager.

"The player didn't want to leave his family or the Seasiders at this stage of his life," Cardiff said in a statement.

It is also a blow to Liverpool, who had a 35% sell-on clause included in the deal that took Ince to Bloomfield Road in 2011 and who would have received almost £3 million had he signed for City.

Ince scored 18 goals last season and had been a target for Liverpool and Reading in the January transfer window.

Cardiff have only made one summer signing, bringing in Danish striker Andreas Cornelius for a club record £7.5 million.

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