With Derby County’s diminishing play-off hopes, they need to start preparing for their summer transfer business to improve the squad for another promotion ambition next year.
One player who may be amongst negotiations at Pride Park at the end of the season is forward Tom Ince who has been one of the stand-out performers in a Rams shirt this year.
The 25-year-old has more or less become a prominent member of the first-team under Steve McClaren with his prolific form from out wide.
Ince has played in 32 Championship matches for Derby in the 2016/17 campaign, and his place in the starting is justified with his eleven goals and six assists.
He may be on his way out of the club this summer though as his consistent performances have seen him being linked with the likes of title contenders Newcastle United – a move to Tyneside may be on the cards if the Magpies gain promotion as Ince will no doubt harbour ambitions of a return to Premier League football.
With Tom Ince’s future uncertain at Derby County, here’s two possible replacements for the winger…