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Downes Completes Swans Move
Tuesday, 10th Aug 2021 10:08

Midfielder Flynn Downes has completed his move to Swansea City, signing a four-year deal.

The 22-year-old is understood to have moved for a fee in excess of £1 million with some reports putting the figure as high as £1.5 million potentially rising to £2 million.

Downes, had been training with Town’s U23s since the start of pre-season having made it known he wants to move on.

The Welshmen appointed former MK Dons boss Russell Martin as their new manager last week with Matt Gill as his assistant and it seems likely the ex-Town first-team coach has played a role in the decision to recruit Downes from the Blues.

As reported last week, AFC Bournemouth recently ended their significantly advanced interest in the former England U19 and U20 international, while Town turned down an offer from Peterborough earlier in the summer.

Last summer, Town rebuffed bids of £1.2 million and £1.6 million from Crystal Palace for Downes, who was effectively contracted to the Blues for two more years with his deal up next summer but with the club having an option for a further season.

Having joined the academy aged just seven, Brentwood-born Downes make precisely 100 appearances for the Blues - 75 starts and 25 sub appearances - scoring three goals.

The fee takes Town's incoming fees to around the £3 million mark this summer with Andre Dozzell having moved to QPR for £1 million, Norwich having paid £600,000 in compensation for Liam Gibbs and Lincoln having paid what we understand was £220,000 for Teddy Bishop.

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BurleysGloryDays added 10:11 - Aug 10
Good luck mate, and keep supporting Town from afar!

have_a_word_with_him added 10:12 - Aug 10
Well done Mr Ashton. Every chance Downes goes on to be worth more in the future, but he had to go and this looks a very decent price for us at this point in proceedings.

Murphys_Law added 10:16 - Aug 10
Good luck fella, hope you develop and have a successful career! Unless it’s against us!

CookAshtonJohnson added 10:17 - Aug 10
All the best, Flynn. Needed the move for the best of his career, looking forward to seeing him against us in the Championship!

Nobbysnuts added 10:21 - Aug 10
Good riddance.....👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

OwainG1992 added 10:22 - Aug 10
First off best of luck Flynn I really hope he pushed on possibly more so than any of the other who have left.
Not gonna lie it hurts seeing him go.
Hopefully we will see him move forwards as a player now.

OwainG1992 added 10:22 - Aug 10

Nobbysnuts added 10:24 - Aug 10
He treated town with contempt.....

Barty added 10:26 - Aug 10
All the best Flynn

Upthetown1970 added 10:35 - Aug 10
Good luck Flynn.

bobble added 10:39 - Aug 10
good riddance to another tosser who refused to work his best for town when we were still in with a chance last year

90z added 10:43 - Aug 10
Thats a great fee if correct ! Ashton has done wonders!

Chrisd added 10:47 - Aug 10
Probably the best price we could've hoped for in the current circumstances. FD really needs that change of environment to get his career back on track. A good deal for both parties.

PositivelyPortman added 10:50 - Aug 10
Petulant child gone at last. At least Dozzell and Bishop left with a little dignity.
15 years he was at Town, and then he downed tools when he was tapped up by Palace.
“I’m not playing for you anymore, cos I wanna leave so there”
Ta ta

CrockerITFC added 10:58 - Aug 10
Bye then!

Dissboyitfc added 11:00 - Aug 10
How much have we spent on transfers, anyone know?

runningout added 11:02 - Aug 10
We do have our own numpties

stopmoaning added 11:05 - Aug 10
Good sale there, clearly has had a strop on for a while, and fresh start should be good for him.

jong75 added 11:21 - Aug 10
I wish Downes well, I am sure he will go on to have a good career. Good move for him, good business for us, whats not to like??

Hamish1979 added 11:22 - Aug 10
This is why I don't feel sorry for Michael Jacobs. When the shoes on the other foot, footballers don't hesitate to down tools for the club that nurtured them to their current standing. Excellent player but didn't want to be here so no loss.

Bazza8564 added 11:23 - Aug 10
Good luck fella, fresh start and at a decent level we will see now if you really have it.

My favorite contribution of yours was that magnificent head-butt away at Cambridge in 2019, top drawer, nailed him!

Oh, be careful in Wales fella, as Baldrick was once warned by Blackadder, if you ask for directions you'll be washing spit out of your hair for a fortnight

dubblue added 11:32 - Aug 10
Jong75's post sums it up for me!!

Wooly74 added 12:01 - Aug 10
Right for him and definitely right for us. I personally didn’t see all the hype in this lad, temperamental and has an ugly side to his character which may well come out in the future in the wrong way. Was he really a World beater, Lambert and his team thought so, which is probably why he has now followed Gill to Swansea.

More funds in the bank to go and get another CB.

90z added 12:01 - Aug 10
Dissboyitfc id say its probably quite balanced. I think Edmondson was about 1m. Harper was 500k. Then we paid fees for Burns Hdlacky fraser Chaplin. Think the rest is frees and loans.

pablo123 added 12:20 - Aug 10
Bye then , pick your toys up on the way out

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