Tom Ince to Inter Milan: Midfielder says it will be 'marvellous' to play for the Italian giants like his father Paul

The 22-year-old is over in Milan as he closes in on the move

Tom Ince is relishing the prospect of following in his father's footsteps and playing for Inter Milan next season.

The 22-year-old Blackpool winger arrived in Milan on Sunday night with his father Paul to meet club officials and discuss a possible move to the Nerazzurri.

"I'm not an Inter player yet," Tom Ince said to Sky Italia. "I'm very happy to be here two or three days in the meantime.

"Inter is a fantastic squad and Italy is a great country, where I have many fond memories.

"I remember the San Siro with affection, players like (Javier) Zanetti, (Massimo) Paganin and (Aron) Winter.

"We lived in Como.

"It's marvellous to be here at 22."

Tom Ince, who played the second half of the season on loan at Crystal Palace, becomes a free agent this summer and is also a reported target of Monaco and Everton.

"I'm young, English, a winger, a fun player to watch," he said. "Inter are changing, they have new young players and a new owner.

"(Inter president Erick) Thohir has told me that there are changes taking place, that he wants to return Inter to being big, to win in Italy and in Europe, to take them back to the level of great clubs on and off the pitch.

"This is fantastic for me."

Paul Ince is excited by the possibility of seeing his son wear the Nerazzurri jersey.

The former Manchester United star spent two seasons at Inter nearly two decades ago.

"This is an incredible story," he said. "It's incredible Tom is here at 22, he was five back then.

"I spent a beautiful time here.

"For me Inter is love, the fans transmit passion.

"The important thing for Tom is to be here today, to see the training ground, get to know the stadium and the city.

"Then we will go back home and take a decision.

"I'm here now for my son, I think we will know more in a couple of weeks."

PA

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