Tom Ince refusing to rule out making Palace loan permanent

On-loan Crystal Palace star Tom Ince has not ruled out a permanent move to the Eagles in the summer, according to Sky Sports.

Ince has impressed at Selhurst Park this season, having joined on loan from Blackpool during the January transfer window. His performances for the Tangerines during the first half of the campaign ramped up interest in the 22-year-old from a number of Premier League clubs, but Palace were able to pip others to the post for his services.

Despite making an impression, Ince has struggled to hold down a regular first team spot largely due to Jason Puncheon and Yannick Bolasie’s respective high class displays down the Eagles’ wings, but Ince would not rule out a free transfer to the London club in the summer following the expiration of his contract at Blackpool.

Ince’s contract at Bloomfield Road expires at the end of the month, and the Premier League now seems to beckon on a full-time basis for the son of former England international Paul.

Speaking to the Croydon Advertiser, Ince said: “I have had a bit of a long season being up and down. I just want to do what every footballer does and put their feet up and go on holiday. I’ll come back in June, see what my options are there for me. I have just got to pick the right one for me.

“I have enjoyed my time at Crystal Palace. The players, the staff and the fans have been phenomenal for me. It’s hard for a loan player to come in. You’re not really a Palace player but if we manage to sit down in the summer, I’ll have a chat with the chairman here.

“I am definitely not ruling Palace out. I know the feel and the team.”

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