Flynn Downes says it has been easy to settle in at Swansea City following his arrival from Ipswich Town.
Downes left Ipswich for Swansea in the summer, moving to the Liberty Stadium and penning a four-year deal in South Wales.
The midfielder had attracted interest from the likes of Crystal Palace and Bournemouth, but it was Swansea who acquired his signature.
So far, the 22-year-old has made eight appearances in the Championship, missing two games after testing positive for COVID.
But his performances have been impressive, and they have seen him establish himself as a key player under Russell Martin this term.
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Downes was at Ipswich since a youngster, but he says he has found settling into life in South Wales “easy”, paying testament to the club.
Speaking to the official website, he said: “I think it has been very easy for all the new boys to settle in because the club is such a welcoming environment, everyone is so nice and you can tell that all anyone wants is for the club to succeed.
“I think there are an awful lot of very good players here, I can see that in the level of training every day and in what it requires of me in terms of needing to be ready to perform at a high level every single day.
“I’ve loved that part of it, it’s a squad with so much quality and we know it’s coming.
“We know we are not there yet, there’s a lot still to do and it’s hard to say exactly when we will get to where we want to be.”
Downes had attracted interest for a while – he has always had potential, and it was a bit of a coup for Swansea to land him in the summer.
He is only 22 and he is a player who fits right into Martin’s system of keeping possession and being patient building attacks.
He has seemingly made the step up to the Championship with ease, and it is a chance which he has been waiting for for a while.