Swansea City complete Flynn Downes transfer

10th August 2021
First team
Flynn Downes

Swansea City has completed the signing of Flynn Downes from Ipswich Town for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.

The 22-year-old midfielder has signed a four-year contract at the Swansea.com Stadium, and will wear the number four jersey.

Downes will not be eligible for tonight’s Carabao Cup clash with Reading, but will be in contention to make his debut in Saturday’s Championship clash against Sheffield United.

The highly-rated England age-grade international has been with the Tractor Boys since the age of seven, signing scholarship forms in 2015 before turning professional as an 18-year-old in 2017.

He also worked with current Swans technical development coach Matt Gill during his time in East Anglia.

He made his senior debut on the opening day of the 2017-18 season as a substitute in a victory over Birmingham, while he also had a loan spell with Luton Town during the same campaign.

Flynn Downes

He went on to become a regular for Ipswich in the Championship the following term, appearing in both fixtures against the Swans. He was a late substitute in their 3-2 win in SA1, and played the full game as Swansea secured a 1-0 victory at Portman Road later in the season.

He remained a regular in League One, and become the youngest player to captain the club – at the age of 20 - when handed the armband for an FA Cup tie against Coventry City in December 2019.

He made 25 appearances for Ipswich last term after missing a part of the season with a knee injury.

Downes becomes the fifth acquisition of the summer window for the Swans as his signing follows the arrivals of Kyle Joseph, Liam Walsh, Joel Piroe and Jamie Paterson.