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Report: Hammers bid for another midfielder

By Hughie Southon

West Ham are tonight  claimed as having made a bid for Swansea’s midfielder Flynn Downes.

The Athletic were the first to report the bid which is understood to have been around £10 million – some distance from the money offered for the likes of Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips.

Having apparently failed in a bid for 6ft 5in Lille’s Amadou Onana they will – if ther story is correct – have turned to a 5ft 8in defensive midfielder from the Championship.

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Downes made 39 games for the Swans last season scoring one goal and collecting a total of 11 yellow cards along the way.

Born in Brentwood the 23 year old is a Hammers fan who comes out of contract in 2025 and although bids in the order of £12 million are being suggested, a price value of £1.8 million is being quoted @Flynn Downes – Player profile 22/23 | Transfermarkt/

A Hammers insider when questioned on the possible bid simply declared the club didn’t discuss such things at any stage!

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About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

7 comments on “Report: Hammers bid for another midfielder

  1. I like the fact him and his entire family are West Ham supporters. Only question is whether he would be the new Noble or the new Kral.

  2. Hi Hugh is he a good player and would he improve us , I don’t know him so what’s your thoughts Hugh

  3. Perhaps the targets like Teilemans and onana are proving too difficult when competing against bigger clubs. I think Teilemans is going to Arsenal though. Could it be we are now lowering our sights? Or is the boy Flynn Downes considered as one for the future?

  4. Don’t mind someone short who can really get into the air. I have seen tall men who aren’t good in the air. Yellow cards may mean he is a committed Player who takes one for the Team. Just wish we knew more of him.

  5. Well good luck to him but 11 yellows in a slower league is a bit of a worry, but then that’s Moyes’ job .

  6. Here’s a bit of what he’s about. He likes a tackle, you can see why he got the yellows but with fresh coaching and fitness he could be a diamond.

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