Tom Ince has described transfer links with father Paul’s former side Inter as ‘a dream’, saying their interest in him is ‘fantastic’.
The young attacking midfielder is the subject of speculation this summer having come to the end of an initial six-month loan spell with Premier League side Crystal Palace.
Ince is out of contract at Blackpool and, due to his age, is available for a nominal fee, and the Nerazzurri have been linked with a move this summer.
The 22-year-old’s father spent two seasons with the club back in the 1990s and the current England Under-21 international is excited at the prospect of following in his footsteps.
“It is unbelievable to be mentioned with them,” Ince has told English media this week.
“The history that is there with my old man… It is dreams, it really is dreams.
“The name of Inter, the history, the stature of the club. There are options there. Going abroad wouldn’t faze me.
“Look at Gareth Bale – it shows that sometimes it is better to make these moves when you are a boy.
“I have got to make sure that wherever I am next season, I am a better player.
“There are still things that I need to learn and get better. But that type of interest is fantastic.”
Ince was asked about the prospect of having to adapt to a foreign country.
“You don’t see many English players doing it. Whether it is the risk of the language, us English are very lazy because we only want to speak our own language and if no-one else does then no-one cares.
“Sometimes you have to look at options like that as it opens up new horizons.
“Learning a different language and culture, but I haven’t ruled out staying in England. Wherever I choose, it will come down to a gut feeling.
“I have got a great man behind me to help and advise me but, when it comes down to it, it will be my decision.”