West Ham has completed the signing of Swansea City midfielder Flynn Downes on a five-year deal for £12m. Downes is a childhood West Ham fan and has signed a deal that will keep him at least until the summer of 2027. A number of players have left the club after their contracts expired giving David Moyes leeway in the transfer market.
“It’s a surreal feeling to have joined my boyhood club. I feel like I’m dreaming. It’s been my dream since I was a little boy to join this club – it’s an absolute privilege. This is my club, so I couldn’t be more delighted. I’m glad to be here and I can’t wait to get started. I want to be the best I can be and this feels like the perfect opportunity to test myself against the very best players in the Premier League,” Flynn Downes said after completing his move to West Ham. “Players have come to West Ham from the Championship and progressed to international honors. That’s something you can’t ignore. The manager’s track record of bringing players through was a big motivation in my joining the club. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to be a West Ham player.”
“We are pleased to have signed Flynn and looking forward to bringing him into the group,” he added. “We think he’s got good energy. We think he’s got a lot of things which we have about our team, which would want to keep and want to add to. We brought Jarrod Bowen from a similar situation at Hull, so we’re always trying to find boys from the Championship who we think are going to step up to become Premier League players. I’m hoping that Flynn does. I think there’s a good chance as he’s got an awful lot of good attributes.”