Ipswich Town midfielder Flynn Downes has handed in a transfer request at Portman Road and could well be on the way out of the club this summer transfer window now.
The Tractor Boys have held firm so far in trying to keep the midfielder or at least trying to stop him leaving on the cheap, with Crystal Palace chiefly keen on him at the moment.
Indeed, they have had their approaches for him knocked back so far by the men from Suffolk but this development could now well change the landscape.
The Athletic’s Palace reporter, Matt Woosnam, broke the story:
Latest offer for the 21-year-old worth around £2 million.
Part of a drive to sign younger talent, detailed here 👇🏻https://t.co/YE5ZxfP9Iu
— Matt Woosnam (@MattWoosie) September 1, 2020
Quiz: What club did Ipswich Town sign each of these 14 players on loan from?
It’s news that Ipswich fans would have been worried about for much of this window and now it remains to be seen what is going to happen next.
Naturally, though, supporters have expressed their concern on social media so let’s take a look at some of what has been said in light of the news:
If so, season over. A new record! #itfc
— Scrounge (@Arm_of_Scrounge) September 1, 2020
— Joshua Norman (@NormsITFC) September 1, 2020
— Mark Beck (@rskid26) September 1, 2020
Oh well at least we’ve got Skuse pic.twitter.com/OA9WH1R5Qi
— Matt Polley (@PolleyMatt) September 1, 2020
Excellent, so we may well start the season with no Downes and an unhappy Woolf 😩
— Edward Packard (@paxcyclist) September 1, 2020
Of course he’s keen on the move, who wouldn’t be at this point? Strikes me as someone that would get on with it and still play to the best of his ability if we refused to accept any offers though
— Tom Block (@tomblock01) September 1, 2020
ITFC 2020/21 season pic.twitter.com/DjqlPqX0JR
— CRABLITT (@crablitt81) September 1, 2020