Ince signs Palace loan, Dobbie returns to Blackpool
By Football News
Crystal Palace have completed the loan signing of coveted Blackpool winger Tom Ince, who moves to Selhurst Park until the end of the season.
Liverpool academy graduate Ince has been linked with a wide array of clubs during the January transfer window, with Stoke City, Swansea City and Hull City reported to be among those interested in securing his services.
However, the 22-year-old will now spend the remainder of the season working under Tony Pulis at Selhurst Park as Palace seek to continue their recent resurgence and secure Premier League survival.
Crystal Palace Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Tom Ince on a loan deal until the end of the season," read a statement on Palace's official website.
Palace sit 14th in the table on the back of consecutive victories and the capture of Ince capped off a busy transfer deadline day for manager Pulis.
Joe Ledley, Scott Dann and Wayne Hennessey all signed on at Selhurst Park, while Jason Puncheon's loan deal from Southampton was made permanent.
This freed up a loan space for Ince – who has scored seven goals in his 25 appearances for Blackpool this season – to join.
Ince managed 18 goals in the Championship last season and recently saw his father, Paul, sacked as Blackpool manager.
Stephen Dobbie has moved in the opposite direction from Palace to Blackpool, and will remain at Bloomfield Road until the end of the season.
Dobbie has already had three previous loan spells with the club.