Luton Town have confirmed the loan signing of Tom Ince from Stoke City.
The 29-year-old winger has signed a loan until the end of the current season as part of a deal that sees him swap the Bet365 Stadium for Kenilworth Road.
Ince has made over 380 career appearances, predominantly in the top 2 tiers of English football. After starting his career in the Liverpool academy, he enjoyed a breakout spell at Blackpool, including scoring 18 goals in the 2012-13 season.
He has since played Premier League football for Crystal Palace, Hull and Huddersfield, as well as second tier appearances for Nottingham Forest and Derby before joining Stoke in 2018, and playing under Hatters boss Nathan Jones when he managed the Potters in 2019.
Jones told the official Luton Town website of his delight at getting the deal captured.
He said, “I’m delighted to get Tom down here. He’s a player I know very well from my time at Stoke. He’ll give us real quality in the final third and it just shows one, the ambition here, and two, the reputation we are starting to build, that we can attract him.
“I had a really good relationship with him when I was working with him at Stoke. He’s someone I rate really highly. He’s had a fantastic career, been promoted, been sold for a lot of money and played in the Premier League.
“Speaking to Tom as well, he’s really committed. He just wants to get back playing and he’s got the hunger to really do well, so he ticks all the boxes we look for in a new signing.”
Ince is the second new signing at Kenilworth Road in the winter transfer window, following the arrival of Kal Naismith in mid-January.