Tom Ince delighted to be given Premier League opportunity with Huddersfield

first_img1 Tom Ince has signed for Huddersfield Town New Huddersfield signing Tom Ince did not need any persuading to join head coach David Wagner’s newly-promoted bandwagon.Former England Under-21 international Ince, 25, has signed a three-year deal after the Terriers agreed an undisclosed fee with Championship club Derby.“To be given the opportunity to be in the Premier League with a team that’s on the up is a great feeling,” Ince told Huddersfield Town TV.“There was a lot of interest (from Huddersfield) and for a player like me, from a team which has done tremendous things last season, with a great squad of players, they achieved the dream.“When you get asked to be a part of that it’s hard to turn it down.”Ince is Wagner’s third new signing since the German steered the West Yorkshire club to the Premier League for the first time via their penalty shootout win against Reading in the play-off final.The Terriers have turned midfielder Aaron Mooy’s season-long loan from Manchester City into a permanent deal for a club record £8million, rising to £10m with add-ons, and paid a reported £3.5m to sign Belgian striker Laurent Depoite from Porto.Danish goalkeeper Jonas Lossl has also arrived on a season-long loan from Bundesliga side Mainz and Town are expected to break their club record transfer fee again to secure Montpelier striker Steve Mounie.“When I knew there was interest I was excited to see where it went,” added Ince, who admitted to becoming a fan of Wagner’s gegenpressing style of football last season.“It was great to see for the neutral and great for those not fighting at the top-end of the Championship.“Both home and away games we had with them last season, for me, were the hardest in the Championship and footballing-wise, by far the best.“It was great to see and obviously the play-off final – even I was nervous watching – it was great to see them do it and it’s great to be part of it.“It’s a club all about work ethic, pulling together and fighting for each other to achieve success and I want to be part of it.”Ince, son of former England international Paul, progressed through Liverpool’s academy and gained brief experience of Premier League action during a loan spell at Crystal Palace and at Hull.He joined Derby from Hull for £4.75m in July 2015 following an initial loan spell and signed a four-year contract.Kasey Palmer has also returned to Huddersfield on a season-long loan until June 30, 2018.The 20-year-old attacking midfielder makes the move from Chelsea having also spent last campaign at the John Smith’s Stadium, scoring five goals in 26 appearances.Wagner said: “I’m very happy to have Kasey back at the club. As we know from last season, he’s a very talented English player with high potential.”last_img

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