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Wolves transfer news: Wanderers have shown interest in Flynn Downes

Wolves are reportedly one of a few clubs to have shown interest in Swansea City midfielder Flynn Downes.

According to Wales Online, the club are keen on the star, who excelled during his debut season in 2021/22.

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Downes joined the Swansea from Ipswich Town, and made 39 appearances across all competitions.

The 23-year-old is attracting interest from a number of top-flight sides as a result of his form last term. As well as Wanderers, Crystal Palace and Southampton are also said to be keen.

The three teams are said to have made tentative enquiries over the star.

Swansea supposedly value Downes at around £11-12 million.

He is already extremely highly rated at the Liberty Stadium. Back in January, Swans boss Russell Martin said of his midfield maestro (swanseacity.com): “He has all the ingredients he needs to play at the very top. He knows how I feel about him and how we feel about him as a coaching staff and what his ceiling can be. I think he can go and play wherever he wants eventually.

“Without attracting too much attention to him from other people, Flynn – just the way he is as a boy, every day, the way he trains, how respectful he is towards his teammates, the way he conducts himself – is an incredible character.

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There is also mention of previous interest from Leeds United. The Whites are losing Kalvin Phillips to Manchester City, and it’s suggested they could potentially swoop.

According to Wales Online, Downes had the sixth-most passes per game on average in the Championship last season. He also had a 92.6% pass success rate, which was the best of any player in the entire division.

Wolves fans are expecting to see at least one new central midfielder come into the club this summer.

The club haven’t made a permanent signing for their engine room since Leander Dendoncker back in 2019, after the Belgian had first spent a season on loan Molineux.

Flynn Downes could be a good addition, but Wolves would need another on top

By many accounts, Downes is a really talented midfielder in the Championship.

He seems to be an especially great passer of the ball, which will likely appeal to Bruno Lage as he seeks to make Wolves into a more possession-based team.

It remains to be seen if he’ll move on after only a year at Swansea. Having been in League One prior to his move there, it would certainly be a fantastic rise for him.

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Any move for Downes by Wolves likely wouldn’t do too much for a lot of Wolves supporters who are frustrated right now.

But if someone else – say a Matheus Nunes or a Joao Palhinha – came in as well, then things would be looking much better.

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