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Crystal Palace: Eagles make enquiry for Flynn Downes

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Reliable journalist Ian Mitchelmore has revealed that Crystal Palace have now made an enquiry in a bid to sign Swansea midfielder Flynn Downes.

The Lowdown: Attracting interest

The 23-year-old first put pen to paper on a deal with Russell Martin’s side last summer and enjoyed a hugely successful debut season after making the move from Ipswich Town, but has been attracting interest after just one campaign in south Wales.

It was reported earlier this year that fellow Premier League outfit Leeds United were monitoring the maestro, but it would now appear as though the Whites aren’t the only club that are looking to tempt the talent into jumping up to the top-flight.

The Latest: Palace make Downes enquiry

Taking to Twitter, Mitchelmore revealed that Palace, Southampton and Wolves have all made initial contact with Swansea regarding Downes.

“Understand Southampton, Wolves and Crystal Palace have all made enquiries about Flynn Downes.

“The midfielder was with the Swansea squad at Pennyhill Park last week and will be in attendance as they resume training back at their Fairwood base today.”

Expanding further in his column for WalesOnline, the reporter said that the Eagles have ‘shown an interest’ in the prospect, with enquiries at this stage being ‘tentative’.

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The Verdict: Gallagher replacement

Downes still has three years remaining on his current contract so it will be a difficult task for any club to prise him away from his fairly new home, but if Palace were successful in doing so, he could prove to be a fantastic addition to Patrick Vieira’s starting XI.

The Brentwood-born talent, once dubbed a “first class” player by Swansea captain Matt Grimes, made 37 appearances in the second tier last season and averaged a 92.6% pass success rate, ranking him higher than any other player in the Championship in that department.

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With Conor Gallagher returning to Chelsea following the conclusion of his loan spell at Selhurst Park, Downes might be the perfect midfield replacement if the price is right.


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