A return to former employers Liverpool is being widely touted.
Asked if Ince is ready to make the step up into the Premier League, Phillips told Sky Sports News Radio: "That's the big question. For me, if I was Tom Ince, I would want to stay at the club for the rest of the season, keep learning my trade, keep scoring goals and keep putting in performances. He'll get his move.
"More than likely, he's going to go a Premier League club and sit on the bench between now and the end of the season.
"It's a difficult one because if he goes to a big club he's going to double, treble, quadruple his wages, but he's going to be sitting on the bench most of the time. It's one of those you have to weigh up.
"For me, I'd like to see him stay at the club, finish the season off strongly. If we go up, great, come into the Premier League with us. If we don't, he'll certainly get his move then."