New Blackpool manager Paul Ince has claimed that his son and Liverpool target Tom Ince is now worth around £25million.
Ince junior was courted by the Reds in January but Blackpool were not willing to sell their main man for anything less than a small fortune.
England under-21 international Ince has been in stunning form this season scoring 18 goals from a wide position in a team struggling at the wrong end of the Championship table.
Wilified Zaha’s move from Crystal Palace to Manchester United in January for £15million has prompted former Liverpool midfielder Ince senior to rate his son at £25million.
Blackpool are certain not to go up this season and so the 21-year-old is set to leave Bloomfield Road for a Premier League club this summer.
“If you’re talking £15million for Zaha, Thomas has got to be £25million. If you compare the two, Thomas should cost more,” Paul Ince told the BBC.
“Zaha is a fantastic player, don’t get me wrong. Zaha’s a stronger runner and does a lot of tricks, whereas Thomas is more direct, he makes things happen and he scores goals.
“You’ve got a kid playing in the Championship who has scored 18 goals. When you look at the leading scorers, they’re all strikers, and he’s there among them.
“Potentially, I think he can reach that value. If Palace want £15million for Zaha who has scored six goals, it makes you wonder what price he’s going to be.
“You’re not going to get it because he’s not proven in the Premier League, but if United are paying £15million for Zaha, on the stats you’d have to say Thomas is worth a lot more than that. That’s my opinion.”
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