Ipswich Town have confirmed that Flynn Downes has left the club to sign for Swansea City on a permanent basis.
Downes first signed for the Tractor Boys back in 2006, and went on to make 99 appearances in total for the club’s first-team over the years.
That included 25 appearances in the 2020/21 season, as Paul Cook’s side finished ninth in the League One table last term.
Downes has joined a Swansea team that will be hoping they can challenge for promotion into the Premier League once again, having been beaten by Brentford in the Championship play-off final at Wembley earlier this year.
Ipswich will be looking to win promotion from the third-tier this term under Cook’s management, and they’ll be be eager to pick up their first competitive win this season, when they host League Two side Newport County in the First Round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening.
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Plenty of Ipswich Town supporters were quick to take to social media to issue their thoughts on Downes’ permanent departure from Portman Road this summer.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below…..
Good luck to him. Glad he finally gets his move.
— Paul Jones (@lazyboyblue) August 10, 2021
Fantastic player but wanted to go. He’s actually smilling in the Swansea signing pic. Unrecognisable.
— Caoimhín 🌻 (@KevinCrowleykc) August 10, 2021
Great bit of business 1.5m+ for someone who didn't want to be here hopefully we will spen that on a CB #itfc
— Essex Tractor Boy 🏴🏴 (@EssexTractorBoy) August 10, 2021
Another good player gone, that’s us in league 1 for another year
— Lloyd 🏴 (@JamesLloyd0595) August 10, 2021
Shame because I liked him but he always wanted away and his disciplinary record was awful. Good luck for future FD
— Dominic DEAN 📸 (@ddphotograph) August 10, 2021
Good luck to the lad, the time had come. Sure he will settle elsewhere but it was never going to stick after the Palace interest changed his attitude to being part of Town.
— IPSWICH TOWN Bible 💙 (@ITFC_bible) August 10, 2021
Best move for all this one. Good luck to him – the money is being reinvested very well so no complaints here 🙌🏻
— Nyle (@NyleGardiner) August 10, 2021
Good luck to him, been a very good player for us, deserves the move.
— Martin (@Jack_Scratch) August 10, 2021
Al the best Flynn – thank you for your service.
— Kieran Allum (@kieran_allum) August 10, 2021
Always a massive fan & always sung his praise when others doubted but with the attitude he has shown in the last year I'm just glad he's gone. Needs to take a closer look at how he conducts himself in future if he has genuine aspirations of reaching the top.
— Tijned Reuser (@reuserisgod) August 10, 2021