Crystal Palace are plotting a bid for Swansea City midfielder Flynn Downes.
That’s according to Ian Mitchelmore, who writes in WalesOnline that Palace are one of several Premier League clubs interested.
Swansea were reportedly expecting huge interest in him, as one of their standout performers, and is valued between £11m to £12m.
This tricky midfielder could be the touch of class to go alongside the midfield powerhouse that has already been tied down.
Downes’ performances led Swansea manager Russell Martin to label him “incredible”.
He continued: “He has all the ingredients he needs to play at the very top. He knows how I feel about him and how we feel about him as a coaching staff and what his ceiling can be. I think he can go and play wherever he wants eventually.”
Vieira knows a thing or two about taking part in a near-perfect midfield, and if Downes and Doucoure can strike a connection early on it could help propel Palace, allowing them to build on their impressive 12th-placed finish last term.
Supporters from Selhurst Park can get excited at the prospect of this signing, as their business whilst dipping into the Championship has been impressive in the past.
Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise are two successes, and in Downes, they could have found another who could be the perfect midfield partner for their other prospective new signing.