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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21195116 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. http://www.bbc.co.uk/lancashire/sport/index.shtml
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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21271101 last month. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21922979
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.