By Joe Ellis

30th Mar, 2022 | 9:45am

Swansea 'almost certain' to accept £10m bid for Flynn Downes if Leeds United approach - report

Leeds United have received a boost in their hopes of signing Swansea City midfielder Flynn Downes as a substantial bid would be accepted, according to Wales Online.

The Whites are keen on signing the 23-year-old in the summer with the central midfielder area being the main focus for Jesse Marsch ahead of his first transfer window at Elland Road.

Kieron Dyer believes the England under-20 international could be worth £10million to the right bidder [Ipswich Star] and Leeds would have the money to pay that if they needed to.

Wales Online now report that “Should an offer of that magnitude arrive for Downes, Swansea will almost certainly accept it. Downes is key to how Martin wants to play but finances, as ever, would dictate that decision.”

Better options

As well as Downes has been playing for Russell Martin’s Swansea this season, he probably isn’t the player most fans were hoping would arrive during the next transfer window.

Especially if the Swans demand £10million as Dyer suggests they should, Victor Orta needs to be strong enough to walk away and focus his attention elsewhere.

James Garner is an option as he is currently shining in the Championship promotion race for Nottingham Forest and Brenden Aaronson has long been linked with a move to Elland Road.

Both of these players are younger than Downes and arguably better too so why the club would pursue the 23-year-old is anybody’s guess.

If the Swansea man had been a teenager and performing like he is in the second division, then maybe there could be an argument as to why you’d choose him over Garner or Aaronson but surely he has to be a last resort if the club fails in their attempts to sign the others.

In other Leeds United news, we think the perfect Patrick Bamford replacement is already at Thorp Arch and needs to be given his chance.