Cardiff confirm no deal for Blackpool winger Ince

Blackpool winger Thomas Ince has turned down a move to Cardiff City. Ince met with Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay this week to discuss a move and even visited the club’s Vale training ground.

Blackpool winger Thomas Ince has turned down a move to Cardiff City.

Ince met with Bluebirds boss Malky Mackay this week to discuss a move and even visited the club’s Vale training ground.

But the 21-year-old, who has just become a father for the first time, has dealt Mackay a crushing blow by opting to stick it out at Blackpool, who are managed by his dad Paul.

A Cardiff statement said: “We can confirm that Blackpool midfielder Thomas Ince will not be joining the Bluebirds.

“Having agreed a fee with Blackpool towards the end of June, and with the player and agent happy with personal terms offered, Blackpool manager and Thomas’ father Paul confirmed on Friday that, due to the recent birth of Thomas’ first child this week, the player didn’t want to leave his family or the Seasiders at this stage of his life.”

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