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Flynn Downes is nearly out ! Medical today - Reports
Thursday, 7th Jul 2022 07:24 by @Cornish67David

Flynn Downes will travel to London today and then complete a medical and agree his final terms to join West Ham United. The swans and West Ham have been in talks over the last two days along with Crystal Palace.

Reports yesterday were that the hammers were close to striking a deal for Flynn and they were prepared to match any Crystal Palace offer. Having been in dialogue since Tuesday once the player learned of West Ham’s interest he wanted no other move than to link up with David Moyes. Reports of his medical today could be premature, but when transfers reach this stage, it’s only a matter of time.

If these final stages of the transfer occur Flynn will be a West Ham player sooner rather than later. The club offer him European football and of course much improved opportunity in the premier league. And as a homegrown player that’s so valuable to West Ham. It is now well known that Flynn and his family are West Ham followers. The real issue for the player is the huge leap he is making yet again to a higher division. Having been a league one player only a year ago Flynn’s aspirations to play in the championship were quickly realised when Russell Martin brought his coaching team to Swansea. Now after just thirty seven appearances it seems he is on his way to east London.

Although his representatives at Wasserman are keeping quiet as the deal goes through the incentives for the swans to switch their attention to West Ham are thought to be more about when the cash is paid. The club wanted twelve million pounds. And then there is the Ipswich sell on fee which is pretty much a general inclusion these days. Ipswich Town netted close to two million when former player Tyrone Mings left Bournemouth for Aston Villa in 2020. And Ipswich Town also cashed in on Kieffer Moore’s 2019 move from Barnsley to Wigan Athletic, then again on Adam Webster’s 2019 move from Bristol City to Brighton.

If the figures being quoted are correct then Ipswich should receive around a million pounds once the deal goes through. It’s great business all round for both Ipswich and Swansea with Flynn’s playing contract about to increase by four hundred percent too. Swans fans will be unhappy at losing Flynn Downes but they should also be relieved that this transfer hasn’t turned in to a long drawn out saga. This move now paves the way for free agent Joe Allen to continue his discussions to join Swansea City in a week that’s been a total win, win for the swans. Plus Russell Martin can now breath easier that the deal is going through. He will see some of the funds from the transfer of Downes but let’s not forget the majority ownership are keen to plug a few financial holes as well this year.

That’s football. Nothing is certain but with Flynn’s medical pending and a few formalities to be completed they now seem to be the only things standing in his way.

Photographs licensed from Reuters



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