Amid strong interest from Crystal Palace, Flynn Downes is already in the second phase of his West Ham medical, according to Dharmesh Sheth of Sky Sports.
According to talkSPORT’s Alex Crook, the south Londoners believed they had a deal in place for the 23-year-old, but the east Londoners have suddenly taken over their quest.
Since Downes and his family are all avid West Ham supporters, it comes as no surprise to us that he chose to play for his hometown team in Europe.
Sheth claims that as the England Under-20 international moves on to the next round of his physical with the Irons, his transfer to the London Stadium is now “accelerating.”
Downes attracted interest from Wolves and Leeds, who saw him as a potential Kalvin Phillips replacement at Elland Road.
Crystal Palace’s interest in the playmaker goes back to the playmaker’s time at Ipswich, where he submitted a transfer request to force a move to Selhurst Park in response to several offers from the Eagles.
As he moves from the Championship to the Premier League, he now appears ready to reunite with his childhood team.
Crystal Palace fans need not worry; it appears that Dougie Freedman has already chosen his next course of action.
It has been reported that Morgan Gibbs-White, who excelled in the Championship last season while on loan at Sheffield United, will be signed by Crystal Palace from Wolves.