Huddersfield: Tom Ince leaves for EFL Championship side Stoke City
A player who doesn’t enjoy losing to join the EFL Championship, but enjoys being transferred to a team playing there rather.
Huddersfield loses a good attacker, after Tom Ince was pictured in Stoke City colours yesterday. A fee of £10 million was the fee agreed on between the Premier League club and Championship side.
A bit of a strange character this one is. Unlike his father, one can only feel Tom loves to rather play below the EPL with him doing this before. When the winger broke onto the scene at Liverpool, he chose not to renew his contract as a youngster of the club, and then opted to join Blackpool. Who guess what? Got relegated from the English Premier League that season.
The former Terrier has been hot and cold and never really hit the heights of his father, who captained England. Nevertheless, Ince is a good addition to any side playing in the Championship.
Okay wait… A great addition to a team playing in the Championship. As stated by the Stoke City site, his record in the lower division speaks for itself.
Taken from the Official Stoke City Website:
“His record in the Championship speaks for itself and we’re really fortunate to have got him in the building.
“Tom has great experience of the Championship and Premier League and he’s a proven goal-scorer at this level which makes him an exciting addition to our squad ahead of the new season.”
No doubt this could work
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There is no doubting this will work well in favour of the Potters, with their new look they’ve been installing since the turn of the season. Ince should be walking into the starting lineup and with him added to the front line, imagine what kind of forward line they could have?
Bojan is still a fan favourite, who has a chance/lifeline (whatever you want to label it as) to get back to his best. He can be flying down the opposite end of the Englishman, reeking havoc on their opponents. Stoke has set a lively tone at the Bet365 stadium and it’s quite intriguing to witness.
With this type of business taking place, one can only expect them to be firm favourites to reach the English Premier League in no time.
Where’s he needed more?
One can only feel for Huddersfield and Wagner. To lose somebody while you take a front set look at your opponents make significant signings all over. Wagner has the ability to soak out the best of his players, and has proven it in the opening Premier League campaign before.
Although, Tom wasn’t really hitting the back of the net. In 35 appearances across all competitions, the nippy winger only managed three goals. That’s underwhelming and nowhere near Premier League standard.
When comparing that to his career in the league below – he has made more of an impression. During his time there, Ince made 193 appearances and scored a whopping 68 goals. This proves he has the goods for Stoke in the EFL Championship.