My Son Is Worth £25m…Paul Ince

Thomas Ince and Paul Ince

Thomas Ince and Paul Ince

Blackpool winger Thomas Ince could be worth as much as £25m in the current market, according to his father Paul.

The 21-year-old was a January target for both Liverpool and Reading.

And Seasiders manager Ince said Manchester United’s signing of Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha should be a benchmark for his son’s valuation.

“If you’re talking £15m for Zaha, Thomas has got to be £25m. If you compare the two, Thomas should cost more,” he told BBC Radio Lancashire.

Youngster Ince, who began his career at Liverpool and was strongly linked with a move back to Anfield earlier this season, collected the Young Player of the Year prize at the Football League awards last month.

Ince has scored 18 goals in the Championship in 2012-13. Only Glenn Murray, Charlie Austin, Jordan Rhodes and Matej Vydra have found the net on more occasions in the division this term.