Stoke City winger Tom Ince is a target for Turkish side Göztepe, who will need to overcome Coronavirus restrictions to secure a deal.
That’s according to Hurriyet, who say the Super Lig club have added Ince to their list of targets this month.
Ince is currently out of favour at Stoke, who he joined for £10.08m in 2018, and has managed just seven appearances and 253 minutes of senior football this season.
The arrivals of Rabbi Matondo and Jack Clarke are only likely to push him further down the pecking order, and it seems he now has an option to leave the club.
Göztepe, who currently sit 16th in the Turkish Super Lig and just three points outside of the relegation zone, are keen on his signature.
There’s no mention if this would be a permanent deal or on loan, but Turkish sides have shown a preference for the latter in the last few years, so it’s more than likely a temporary deal.
#GöztepelilerCom #ÖzelHaber#Göztepe'miz, Stoke City'den 28 yaşındaki orta saha oyuncusu Tom Ince ile büyük oranda anlaşma sağladı. İngiltere ile olan uçuş yasağı sorunu aşılabilirse oyuncunun İzmir'e gelmesi ve anlaşmanın sonuçlandırılması bekleniyor. pic.twitter.com/8HM9eEsYBa
— Göztepeliler.com ⚪ (@Goztepelilercom) January 13, 2021
They’re seemingly working on a deal, but new Coronavirus restrictions introduced courtesy of the new strain mean he could not travel to Izmir and the transfer has been ‘delayed for a while’.
Whether the move can be finalised isn’t mentioned by Hurriyet but Göztepe fan site Göztepeliler state that if the transfer issue can be ‘overcome’ Ince will leave Stoke and conclude his move to the Turkish side.