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1 September 2020

"Offers are nowhere near the Club's valuation" says O'Neill after Premier League approach

Town have confirmed that offers have been flatly rejected from a Premier League club for Flynn Downes.

The England U20 international has been reported to have been the subject of interest from the top flight throughout this year with speculation increasing in recent weeks.

“We have received two bids for Flynn over the last week or two but they are nowhere near the Club’s valuation,” Town’s general manager football operations, Lee O’Neill, told Blues’ website.

“Marcus [Evans, Club owner] rejected them straightaway and he has spoken personally to Flynn to make him aware of the Club’s position.

“Every player strives to play at the highest level and Flynn is no different. We fully understand why a move to the Premier League would appeal to him but until the Club receives an offer that meets our valuation, there is no decision to make.

“We want to keep Flynn here because he is seen as a key part of our plans. We certainly don’t welcome offers for him but we have to be realistic and accept that the good, young players we have here are going to attract interest. That doesn’t mean we have to sell them and the owner has proved that.

“Flynn understands the situation and is just getting on with his football. He’s been here 10 years, come through the Academy and is now a first-team regular and in all that time, he has been fully committed to the Club. While he’s here, it will always be that way because that’s the sort of person he is.”

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