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Downes Wants Southampton Stay

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Flynn Downes, the 25-year-old midfielder on loan at Southampton from West Ham, has made his desire to stay with the Saints clear according to reports in the Southern Daily Echo.

Downes has thrived under his former Swansea boss, Russell Martin, at Southampton. But despite Downes’ success at the Saints, West Ham reportedly plans to give him a chance to impress in pre-season. This suggests they haven’t made a final decision on his future.

Southampton is very interested in keeping Downes permanently, especially if they achieve promotion to the Premier League. However, a deal might be difficult if they remain in the Championship.

Downes hasn’t had any official discussions with West Ham regarding his future, but remains open to them after the season concludes.

Southampton’s recent draw against West Brom in the Championship play-offs strengthens their case for keeping Downes. A win in the second leg would solidify their position for a potential transfer.

This will he, won’t he transfer speculation has seemingly gone on for ages, I think if there was definite intent from the Irons we would have seen him back before now.

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