West Ham midfielder Flynn Downes chose to join West Ham instead of Crystal Palace after a meeting with Patrick Vieira.
Downes signed for West Ham during the summer transfer window, joining the club from Swansea City.
The midfielder was linked with a move to Crystal Palace, and The Athletic have now claimed Downes chose to join West Ham after speaking with Crystal Palace manager Vieira.
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Downes reportedly didn’t believe Vieira was aware of his strengths or his best position, so opted to join West Ham instead.