Ince rejects European offers

  • Last Updated: June 6 2014, 16:42 BST

England Under-21 international winger Thomas Ince has decided his future lies in the Premier League after rejecting offers from Europe.

England U21 winger Thomas Ince has rejected the chance to join Inter Milan
England U21 winger Thomas Ince has rejected the chance to join Inter Milan

Ince, who is a free agent after his contract expired with Blackpool, was considering a move to Inter Milan and had also been linked with Monaco.

The 22-year-old flew out to Italy last month with his father Paul, who played for the Nerazzurri in the 1990s, to meet club officials to discuss a possible move to the San Siro.

However, Ince has decided against following in his father's footsteps for now at least.

"After lengthy discussions with my family I have decided that my immediate future in the game lies in the Premier League," said Ince.

"I am flattered to have received such strong interest from several big European clubs. But I believe at this early stage of my career I need to continue my football education in England.

"I would like to thank the clubs overseas for their interest and kindness. I still have ambitions to one day play in Europe.

"I am now looking forward to what lies ahead next season."