Premier League debutantes Huddersfield Town have announced the signing of Derby County winger Thomas Ince for an undisclosed fee. However, the price is expected to be in the region of £10 million and he will arrive on a three-year contract.
Ince, 25, has been on the radar of Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner ever since Town sealed their first ever promotion to the Premier League by beating Sheffield Wednesday on penalties in the Wembley Championship Playoff Final in May.
Ince becomes Town’s second major purchase of the summer as they prepare for life in the top-flight after securing the permanent services of Aaron Mooy, the Australian international, from Manchester City. Mooy helped them achieve promotion after being signed on loan last season.
Although Ince has had his temperament and commitment questioned in the past, he has played a key role across two seasons at Derby. There, he became Derby’s top scorer last season and was widely regarded as one of the best players outside the Premier League.
Huddersfield also expect to announce the signing of Reading defender Danny Williams within the next 72-hours, and the re-signing of Chelsea starlet Kasey Palmer on loan. Palmer’s signing comes on the heels of his new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge.
- Thomas Ince 2016-17 key stats:
- 50 total appearances for Derby County
- 15 goals – 14 League, 1 Cup
- 8 Assists
- 8 yellow cards
- 0 red cards